Report featured in Florida Media Coverage

By: MOLLY WICKER The Human Trafficking Institute’s 2017 Federal Human Trafficking Report was cited as a source of data in an article published by New4Jax on March 20, 2019. The article, entitled “House bill aims to human trafficking dangers, signs in Florida schools,” outlines the provisions of a recent bill, which would include lessons about … Continue reading Report featured in Florida Media Coverage

#InContext: Coretta Scott King

Although best known for being the wife of famed civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King created her own legacy in the movement to end injustice as well as working to continue her husband’s legacy after his death. Coretta Scott was born in Marion, Alabama, on April 27, 1927. Her parents … Continue reading #InContext: Coretta Scott King

#InContext: Grace Hopper

The daughter of Walter Fletcher Murray and Mary Campbell Van Horne, Grace Brewster Murray was born in 1906 in New York City, where her father owned an insurance company. In 1928, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar College with degrees mathematics and physics. In 1930, she received her master’s degree in mathematics. In the … Continue reading #InContext: Grace Hopper

Memphis Business Owner Partners with Institute

By: MOLLY WICKER When Amy Howard was young, she realized that someone’s environment can truly inspire their life. After developing easy-to-use, professional DIY product lines and helping countless people rescue and restore things from the past, Amy wanted to provide women around the world with the same opportunity. A Makers’ Studio is her way of … Continue reading Memphis Business Owner Partners with Institute

#InContext: George H.W. Bush

By: MOLLY WICKER On the evening of November 30, George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States passed away peacefully in his home in Houston, Texas. Remembered for his kindness, compassion, humor, and prolific writing, Bush served in numerous capacities in the public and private sector before finally ascending to the Presidential office … Continue reading #InContext: George H.W. Bush

#InContext: Amanda Nguyen

By: JASMINE DELA LUNA Imagine having your life constantly marked by the experience of your sexual assault. Imagine having to relive the trauma associated with that assault every six months. Now imagine having the courage to do something about it. This was the experience of Amanda Nguyen, the sexual assault survivor who blazed the trail … Continue reading #InContext: Amanda Nguyen

Victor Boutros receives International Protect HER Award from New Friends New Life

By: MOLLY WICKER New Friends, New Life, a nonprofit that restores and empowers formerly trafficked teen girls and sexually exploited women and children, presented Victor Boutros with its International ProtectHER Award at its annual luncheon on November 9. Victor was honored for his work with the Institute, specifically for training and partnering with foreign governments … Continue reading Victor Boutros receives International Protect HER Award from New Friends New Life

#InContext: Kenneth Morris

By: SARAH HAMILL Kenneth B. Morris Jr. is the descendant of legends. He is the great-great-great grandson of Fredrick Douglass and the great-great grandson of Booker T. Washington. Douglass and Washington were both born into slavery and later became well-known abolitionists and advocates for equal education. Today, Morris is living out his own legacy in … Continue reading #InContext: Kenneth Morris

#InContext: Elizabeth Cady Stanton

By: JESSICA SKOCIK As a child, Elizabeth Cady Stanton wanted to destroy all the laws that were unjust to women by physically cutting the pages out of her father’s law books. Instead of wielding a pair of scissors, the adult Stanton would wield language and become a leading voice in the early Women’s Suffrage Movement. … Continue reading #InContext: Elizabeth Cady Stanton