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#InContext: Pope Francis

#InContext: Pope Francis

By: CHRISTY SALZMAN “Human dignity is the same for all human beings: when I trample on the dignity of another, I am trampling on my own.” – Pope...

#InContext: Yaa Gyasi

#InContext: Yaa Gyasi

By: MAURA REINBRECHT “[W]hen you study history, you must ask yourself, Whose story am I missing? Whose voice was suppressed so that this voice could...

#InContext: Nelson Mandela

#InContext: Nelson Mandela

By: JOHANNA LEE “Pulling the branch of a tree” — this is the literal English translation of Nelson Mandela’s Xhosa birth name, Rolihlahla. While...

#InContext: Gary Haugen

#InContext: Gary Haugen

By: ALICEN RODOLPH Reflecting on history, what is most perplexing and indefensible are “the simple failures of compassion.” In these failures, we...

#InContext: Frederick Douglass

#InContext: Frederick Douglass

By: MIRELLE RAZA On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer who knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes. Floyd’s...

#InContext: John Lewis

#InContext: John Lewis

By: KELLI L. ROSS 2020 has been marked with a renewed racial reckoning in the United States. It has also been a year in which leaders of the Civil...

#InContext: Alice Paul

#InContext: Alice Paul

By: REBECCA JUN Women have cast ballots and contributed to the greater American vision as voters for a century. On August 25, 1920, the 19th...

#InContext: John Lewis

#InContext: John Lewis

By: KELLI L. ROSS On Friday, July 17, 2020, Congressman and Civil Rights Leader John Robert Lewis passed away at the age of 80. In December 2019, he...

#InContext: Scott Harrison

#InContext: Scott Harrison

By: REBECCA JUN Today, Americans are fueled by checking off to-do lists and chasing an inbox count to zero. While busy schedules are marked by...

#InContext: Carol Moseley Braun

#InContext: Carol Moseley Braun

By: REBECCA JUN As the first African American female U.S. senator elected in 1993, Carol Moseley Braun worked to define herself as “a symbol of hope...

#InContext: Barack Obama

#InContext: Barack Obama

By: REBECCA JUN On January 4, 2010, President Barack Obama made a Presidential Proclamation, declaring January as National Slavery and Human...