#InContext: Martin Luther King Jr.

By: RACHEL HEWS On April 12, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. was sent to a Birmingham, Alabama, jail, where he would spend the following eight days. The cause? Protesting without a permit. At the time, King had been leading the Civil Rights Movement for nearly a decade, with little progress to show. Congress passed the … Continue reading #InContext: Martin Luther King Jr.

#InContext: Lin-Manuel Miranda

By: TAYLOR KING Lin-Manuel Miranda opens his eyes, releases his grip from the metro handle, and walks through the doors of the train car as they open onto the platform in New York City. Daydreaming is typical for the 38-year-old creator of Hamilton: An American Musical and In the Heights. From recording ballads on the metro … Continue reading #InContext: Lin-Manuel Miranda

#InContext: Jackie Robinson

By: LAUREN BALDWIN In 1947, at the age of 28, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball when he was signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers – 58 years after the League was founded. Baseball’s unwritten rules of segregation were to change forever when Robinson was signed. In the decade after World War … Continue reading #InContext: Jackie Robinson

Human Trafficking Institute Invited to Join Preeminent Anti-Trafficking Policy Group

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS The Human Trafficking Institute recently became one of the newest members of the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST), giving the Institute a stronger voice in U.S. Government policy solutions that bring traffickers to justice around the globe. ATEST is a U.S.-based coalition that advocates for solutions to prevent and end … Continue reading Human Trafficking Institute Invited to Join Preeminent Anti-Trafficking Policy Group

#InContext: Henry David Thoreau

By: MEGAN ABRAMEIT Henry David Thoreau was born July 12, 1817, in Concord, Massachusetts. Born into a family of pencil makers, this perhaps fostered the future author’s gift for writing. At age 11, his parents sent him to grammar school at Concord Academy, where he excelled enough to enter Harvard University in 1833, at the … Continue reading #InContext: Henry David Thoreau

Human Trafficking Expert Annick Febrey Joins The Institute

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS McLean, VA — Annick Febrey recently joined the Institute as Director of Government and Corporate Relations. In this position, she will serve as a bridge between the Institute’s work overseas and the U.S. government. In particular, she will build relationships with members of Congress and provide them with updates on what is … Continue reading Human Trafficking Expert Annick Febrey Joins The Institute

#InContext: Henrik Ibsen

By: MEGAN ABRAMEIT Henrik Ibsen was a revolutionary without ever picking up a sword. He was born March 20, 1828, in Skien, Norway. Gripped by poverty, at age 15, Ibsen moved to a coastal town where he worked as an apothecary’s apprentice and studied to get into university. Even through these busy times, he managed … Continue reading #InContext: Henrik Ibsen

Ugandan TIP Training Concludes with Call for Trauma-Informed Approach

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS There is reason for continued optimism in the fight against human trafficking in Uganda. The Honorable The Chief Justice of Uganda Bart M. Katureebe called together more than 140 high-level judicial officers, prosecutors, law enforcement, and other leaders for a two-day Trafficking in Persons (TIP) training on March 15-16, in Kampala. The … Continue reading Ugandan TIP Training Concludes with Call for Trauma-Informed Approach

#InContext: William Faulkner

By: MEGAN ABRAMEIT William Faulkner, winner of the 1950 Nobel Prize for Literature, owes a great deal of success to his upbringing. Born William Falkner on September 25, 1897, in New Albany, Mississippi. Faulkner later moved to Oxford, Mississippi, where he drew inspiration for the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, the setting of many of his novels. … Continue reading #InContext: William Faulkner