#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, dear,” referencing Sally Hemings), but creator Lin-Manuel Miranda addresses the slavery … Continue reading #InContext: Lin-Manuel Miranda

#InContext: Alexander Hamilton

By: TAYLOR KING Few Founding Fathers faced the tragedy, hardship, and adversity Alexander Hamilton encountered throughout his life. Unlike many of his fellow revolutionaries, his story is not one of wealth or nobility. Rather, it is one of bravery and brash persistence. He spent his life fighting systems of tyranny, corruption, and inequality, because he … Continue reading #InContext: Alexander Hamilton