#InContext: King George VI

By: REBECCA JUN “It’ll all be over by Christmas.” In 1939, the British Empire held onto this mantra until Christmas day actually came. In September, the Empire entered World War II, and the British were hopeful the war would be short-lived, in the same way those in World War I anticipated the end of war … Continue reading #InContext: King George VI

#InContext: James Baldwin

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS One of the 20th century’s greatest writers, James Baldwin pushed literary boundaries with the exploration of racial issues, social justice, and the black experience in America. He was an important, constant voice in the American Civil Rights Movement. Baldwin was born on August 2, 1924, in Harlem in New York City. Baldwin’s … Continue reading #InContext: James Baldwin

#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: Kofi Annan

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS Kofi Annan has dedicated his life to international cooperation for peace, prosperity, and security. As the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations, Annan reformed the organization and mobilized the international community in the battle against HIV/AIDS, global terrorist threats, and the fight for human rights in general. Annan was born in 1938 … Continue reading #InContext: Kofi Annan