Takim Williams

Takim is a 2016 Princeton University graduate with a degree in philosophy and a minor in creative writing. He was a Project Assistant with the Institute during his year as a Blue Ridge Fellow. He continues to think creatively about how he can use his passion for storytelling to improve the world around him.
#InContext: Toni Morrison

#InContext: Toni Morrison

By: TAKIM WILLIAMS Editor's Note: Like the rest of the world, we mourn the passing of Toni Morrison. She inspired so many thinkers, writers,...

#InContext: Apostle Paul

#InContext: Apostle Paul

In ancient Rome, slavery was common, and running away from your owner was punishable by death. A man named Onesimus did just that in the first...

#InContext: Margaret Mead

#InContext: Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead was a 20th Century anthropologist who changed the way Western society views primitive cultures. Born in Philadelphia in 1901, she...

#InContext: Elie Wiesel

#InContext: Elie Wiesel

By: TAKIM WILLIAMS Elie Wiesel is a Holocaust survivor. Born into a family of Romanian Jews in 1928, he found himself trapped in the Nazi...

#InContext: White Helmets

#InContext: White Helmets

In the war-torn city of Aleppo, Syria, the White Helmets always run toward the bombs and screams. They are the Syrian Civil Defense. Nicknamed for...

#InContext: Gandhi

#InContext: Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, known as Mahatma meaning "Great Soul," was born in 1869 to an elite family in northwest India. Influenced by Jainism,...