#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 come forth? Once you have figured that out, you must find that story too.” – Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing Yaa Gyasi, who was...
#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 Trafficking Awareness Month. “I call upon the people of the United States to recognize the vital role we can play in ending...
#InContext: Lin-Manuel Miranda

#InContext: Lin-Manuel Miranda

By: ZACHARY BUCHANAN The hit musical Hamilton is a pop culture sensation that spotlights the Founding Fathers’ early decision for the nation—the good, the bad, and the ugly. The show skirts a bit around the slavery debate (Thomas Jefferson makes one nod to “Sally,...
#InContext: Agnes Igoye

#InContext: Agnes Igoye

By: REBECCA JUN Today, there are an estimated 24.9 million victims of human trafficking; that is about three times the population of New York City. While it is important to grasp the millions of lives in this vicious cycle, Agnes Igoye fights for each individual. In...
#InContext: William Wilberforce

#InContext: William Wilberforce

By: ASHLEIGH PELTO William Wilberforce was a nineteenth century British member of Parliament who dedicated his life and political career to the abolition of slavery. He is widely regarded as the “voice of the abolition movement” and his advocacy brought about...