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Women ordered to sit at the back of a Brooklyn Bus

On 1 December 1955, a 42-year old seamstress called Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man who was standing on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama because all the ‘white’-allocated seats were occupied. As a result, Parks was arrested; springing from this a boycott on bus services started on 5 December …

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Step aside: Jewish women ordered to move aside to make way for men on the sidewalk

Why did the Orthodox Jewish woman cross the road? A Yiddish sign ordered her to. This sounds like an awful joke; it is, in fact, an audacious new religious diktat that has been nailed to trees on the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Plastic signs with bold colouring which order women to move aside when a …

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