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)

🎶 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)

Melodia blu

“Blue Melody” (Melodia blu) è un racconto di J. D. Salinger, lo scrittore americano noto per il suo romanzo “The Catcher in the Rye” (il giovane Holden).  Questo racconto, pubblicato per la prima volta nel numero di settembre 1948 di Cosmopolitan, narra la tragica storia di una cantante jazz afro-americana, ispirata alla vita di Bessie… Read More Melodia blu