#InContext: Toni Morrison

By: TAKIM WILLIAMS Editor’s Note: Like the rest of the world, we mourn the passing of Toni Morrison. She inspired so many thinkers, writers, creatives, and dreamers through her words. We are grateful for her immeasurable impact.  In the year 1873, Sethe is a former slave living in a haunted house in Cincinnati, Ohio. Eighteen … Continue reading #InContext: Toni Morrison

#InContext: Robert F. Kennedy

By: CHRISTIN VIVONA Robert Francis “Bobby” Kennedy was born on November 20, 1925 in Brookline, Massachusetts to a tight-knit, Irish-American family. He was the seventh of nine children born to Joseph and Rose Kennedy. Bobby served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, then went back to school to earn his degree in government … Continue reading #InContext: Robert F. Kennedy

#InContext: Michelle Obama

By: CHERISSE FRANCIS The global icon now known across the world as Mrs. Michelle Obama was born Michelle Robinson on January 17, 1964. She was raised on the South Side of Chicago to parents Fraser Robinson III and Marian Robinson. Michelle did not have a privileged childhood by any stretch of the imagination. As a young … Continue reading #InContext: Michelle Obama

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