“We Shall Overcome” – by Martin Luther King, Jr.

On 31st March1968, just four days before his assassination, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., inspired by a previous sermon when he had recited parts of the hymn “We shall overcome” to the interfaith congregation at Temple Israel in Hollywood, California. The resonant line of the folk… Read More “We Shall Overcome” – by Martin Luther King, Jr.

🎶 We Shall Overcome 🎶 (4. Use in protest movements)

In August 1963, Joan Baez led a crowd of 300,000 in several verses taken from “We Shall Overcome” at the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Even President Lyndon Johnson, himself a Southerner, used the phrase “we shall overcome” in a speech delivered after the violent attacks on Civil Rights… Read More 🎶 We Shall Overcome 🎶 (4. Use in protest movements)

La pucelle d’Orléans

Il 7 luglio 1456 venne assolta Giovanna d’Arco. L’eroina francese, nota anche come “la pulzella d’Orléans” , aveva avuto un ruolo fondamentale durante la guerra dei Cent’anni. Aveva infatti contribuito a diverse vittorie delle armate nazionali che avevano permesso di riunire al paese gran parte dei territori che erano sotto il dominio inglese. Purtroppo, nel… Read More La pucelle d’Orléans

The Mysterious Death of Christopher Marlowe

Christopher Marlowe (1564 –1593) was a famous English playwright, poet and translator of the Elizabethan period, whose best-known plays are “Doctor Faustus”, “The Jew of Malta”, “Tamburlaine the Great”. On Wednesday, 30 May, 1593 Marlowe died in a tavern brawl. Even if it appears to be a drunken fight, today scholars believe that his death… Read More The Mysterious Death of Christopher Marlowe