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25 Sep
1957: Troops end Little Rock school crisis

21 Mar
1960: Scores die in Sharpeville shoot-out

10 Dec
1961: Apartheid attacked at Nobel ceremony

01 Oct
1962: Mississippi race riots over first black student

25 May
1963: African states unite against white rule

13 Apr
1964: Poitier breaks new ground with Oscar win

02 Jul
1964: President Johnson signs Civil Rights Bill

04 Aug
1964: Three civil rights activists found dead

04 Oct
1965: Immigrants feel at home with BBC

15 Jul
1966: Euston staff 'colour bar' ended

25 Aug
1967: 'American Hitler' shot dead

04 Feb
1968: More Kenyan Asians flee to Britain

20 Apr
1968: Powell slates immigration policy

17 Oct
1968: Black athletes make silent protest

09 Apr
1969: Sikh busmen win turban fight

22 May
1970: South Africa cricket tour called off

24 Feb
1971: UK restricts Commonwealth migrants

05 Jul
1975: Ashe's Wimbledon win makes history

30 Aug
1976: Notting Hill Carnival ends in riot

12 Sep
1977: Steve Biko dies in custody

23 Nov
1978: Nightclub ordered to lift race ban

23 Apr
1979: Teacher dies in Southall race riots

03 Oct
1979: Anti-racists tackle South African rugby tourists

11 Apr
1981: Brixton ablaze after riot

05 Jul
1981: Police attacked in Liverpool riots

25 Nov
1981: Brixton riots report blames racial tension

28 Sep
1985: Riots in Brixton after police shooting

01 Oct
1985: Riots erupt in Toxteth and Peckham

19 May
1986: South African raids wreck peace bid

15 Oct
1987: Fiji one step closer to a republic

02 Feb
1990: De Klerk dismantles apartheid in South Africa

11 Feb
1990: Freedom for Nelson Mandela

25 Nov
1991: Silcott not guilty of PC's murder

29 Apr
1992: LA in flames after 'not guilty' verdict

29 Jul
1993: Lawrence murder suspects freed

17 Sep
1993: Shock as racist wins council seat

10 May
1994: Mandela becomes SA's first black president

03 Oct
1995: OJ Simpson verdict: 'Not guilty'

13 Dec
1995: Riots break out in Brixton

24 Feb
1999: Lawrence report blasts 'racist' police

07 Jul
2001: Two stabbed in Bradford race riots

25 Jun
2001: Race violence erupts in Burnley


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