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Women in history

Rosa Parks: A chosen symbol

Montgomery, Alabama. 1955.             Before Rosa Parks was arrested in December of that year for refusing to surrender her seat to white passengers, four black women are also known to have been arrested on similar charges. These four women, without Rosa Parks involved, were the main plaintiff in the Browder v. Gayle case which was […]

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Women in history

Irene Morgan

On the 1st of December 1955, despite the demand of the driver of the bus she was sat on, Rosa Parks refused to move seats and give hers to a newly arrived white passengers. The act of refusing to leave one’s seat on a public transport had been noted on a few occasions over the […]

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Women in history

December 1st 1955: Rosa Parks’ act of resistance

75 years ago, on the 1st of December 1955, Rosa Parks took her regular bus back home from work in Montgomery. Alabama. She sat in the front row of the designated section for coloured passengers, in the rear part of the bus.  The bus continued its route and soon, the front part of the bus […]

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Women in our cities

Saint Nazaire

Where are the women in Saint Nazaire’s public space ?  A brief introduction… Saint Nazaire is a harbour town on the Atlantic coast, in the province of Loire-Atlantique, in France.  There are two essential periods which had a deep impact on the history of Saint Nazaire : the Industrial Revolution and World War II.  With […]

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Women in different fields

Maria Anna Mozart

Women in… music Maria Anna Mozart “Just imagine a girl 11 years of age who can perform on the harpsichord or the fortepanio the most difficult sonatas and concertos by the greatest masters, most accuratly, readily and with an almost incredible ease, in the very best of taste” On the 30th of July 1751, Maria […]

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