#InContext: Pope John Paul II

By: SUTTON ROACH Karol J. Wojtyla, known as Saint Pope John Paul II, was raised in a small Polish town during the anti-Semitism period. A faithful Catholic, Karol rejected the segregation of Jews and took on a special love for the Jewish people, referring to them as “our elder brothers.” Karol enrolled in Jagiellonian University … Continue reading #InContext: Pope John Paul II

#InContext: Dwight D. Eisenhower

By: TAKIM WILLIAMS The Cold War was in full swing when Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected president of the United States for the second time. Soviet tanks had violently smothered Hungarian protesters months before the election, which Eisenhower mentions in his second inaugural address in January 1957, “Budapest is no longer merely the name of … Continue reading #InContext: Dwight D. Eisenhower

#InContext: Oscar Arias Sanchez

By: TAKIM WILLIAMS Oscar Arias Sanchez was elected president of Costa Rica in 1986, in the midst of the Cold War. While the United States and the Soviet Union stared each other down across the Pacific ocean, the ideological conflict between the two superpowers played out in miniature in the civil wars that ravaged Central … Continue reading #InContext: Oscar Arias Sanchez

#InContext: Ronald Reagan

By: TAKIM WILLIAMS “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction,” said Ronald Reagan in a speech to the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce in 1961. “We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. The only way they can inherit the freedom we have known, is if we fight for it, … Continue reading #InContext: Ronald Reagan

#InContext: William Wilberforce

By: TAKIM WILLIAMS Between 1640 and 1807, Great Britain was the largest supplier of slaves in the New World, responsible for transporting over 3 million Africans (many of whom died on the way) to its colonies in the Caribbean and the Americas. By the time William Wilberforce was elected to Parliament in 1780, the Triangle … Continue reading #InContext: William Wilberforce