#InContext: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the second-ever woman to be a Justice of the United States Supreme Court. She has persevered through adversity in her education, her career, and her life, never allowing others to look down on her as a woman. Ginsburg was born on March 15, 1933, in Brooklyn, New York. … Continue reading #InContext: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

#InContext: Ralph Waldo Emerson

By: MOLLY WICKER As a young man coming of age during the time of the Civil War, Ralph Waldo Emerson saw firsthand the consequences and destruction of slavery. Emerson was a passionate opponent of slavery and his thoughts on the subject are scattered throughout his essays, speeches, and collected works. Emerson was born on May … Continue reading #InContext: Ralph Waldo Emerson

#InContext: W.E.B. Du Bois

By: MOLLY WICKER Scholar and activist W.E.B. Du Bois was born on February 23, 1868, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, but his life and legacy extended far beyond the confines of the Deep South. As a child, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, better known as W.E.B. Du Bois, identified as “mulatto,” but freely attended school with … Continue reading #InContext: W.E.B. Du Bois