Rosa Parks (1)

On 1st December 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man. Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (1913 –2005) was a 42-year-old African American employed as a seamstress at a local department store. On the evening of Thursday, 1st December 1955, after a long day of work,… Read More Rosa Parks (1)

When Pasternak had to decline the Nobel Prize

On 23 October 1958 Boris Pasternak (1890 – 1960) was announced as the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature “for his important achievement both in contemporary lyrical poetry and in the field of the great Russian epic tradition.”Pasternak accepted the award, but was later forced to decline it by Soviet authorities who had banned… Read More When Pasternak had to decline the Nobel Prize