#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 Mandela proclaimed he did not believe that names are destiny, Rolihlahla—colloquially translated to mean “troublemaker” —...
#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 watch societies experience the destruction that occurs when oppression and injustice reign unchecked. Oppressor replaces...
#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 death sparked outrage across the United States. Activists used their platforms to think critically about the American...
#InContext: Madeleine Albright

#InContext: Madeleine Albright

By: SAMANTHA FRANKS By the time Madeleine Albright was a teenager, she had escaped fascism twice. When she was almost two years old, her family fled from the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia by going to the United Kingdom. After the war, they returned home. However, in...