#InContext: William Lloyd Garrison

By: ARIANA HADDEN Known for creating an abolitionist newspaper called The Liberator, which garnered both positive and negative attention, William Lloyd Garrison is considered an American journalistic crusader of his time and one of the most influential people during the early fight to end slavery. Garrison was born on December 10, 1805, in Massachusetts to … Continue reading #InContext: William Lloyd Garrison

#InContext: Michelle Obama

By: MEGHAN POOLE Former First Lady Michelle Obama quickly became a role model and idol for young girls around the world when she embraced the role of First Lady with grace and dignity. As a mother of two young girls, she called herself the “Mom in Chief,” while proving that women and girls can make … Continue reading #InContext: Michelle Obama

#InContext: Thurgood Marshall

By: MOLLY WICKER In the 1930s, African Americans in Texas were not allowed to vote in the Democratic Party primary. Local officials continued to turn away black voters, even after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the law in 1927. Finally, after decades of voter suppression, Thurgood Marshall of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund decided … Continue reading #InContext: Thurgood Marshall

Accelerating Progress to Combat Human Trafficking Through the First-Ever Global Academy

By: KELLI L. ROSS A specialized cohort of prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and social workers from Belize, South Africa, and Uganda convened on October 15, outside Washington, D.C., for the first-ever Global Human Trafficking Academy. The Academy, hosted and conducted by The Human Trafficking Institute, is a unique opportunity to accelerate a country’s progress toward … Continue reading Accelerating Progress to Combat Human Trafficking Through the First-Ever Global Academy

#InContext: Hannah More

By: MEGAN ABRAMEIT Hannah More was born February 2, 1745, in Gloucestershire (near Bristol), England. Her father, a schoolteacher, encouraged More’s and her four sister’s education. As a child, she was enraptured by writing. By the time she was a teenager, More wrote her first play to be performed at the girls’ school she attended, … Continue reading #InContext: Hannah More

UVA Robert F. Kennedy Fellowship Recipient Joins The Human Trafficking Institute

By: TAYLOR KING Cassondra (Cj) Murphy joined the Institute as a Robert F. Kennedy Public Service Fellow. This nine-month fellowship, established in 2007, enables new University of Virginia Juris Doctor (J.D.) graduates to start their careers as public service attorneys. It is named after the late Senator and Attorney General Robert Kennedy, a graduate of … Continue reading UVA Robert F. Kennedy Fellowship Recipient Joins The Human Trafficking Institute

#InContext: Anne Frank

By: CASSONDRA (Cj) MURPHY One of the most notable authors of the 20th century, Anne Frank has become a voice for the millions of victims of the Holocaust through her diary. The account of her 25 months in hiding during the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands has come to symbolize the human cost of war … Continue reading #InContext: Anne Frank

#InContext: Earl Warren

By: MEGAN ABRAMEIT Earl Warren may not be a household name, but the effects he had on our country are felt to this day. Born to a Norwegian and Swedish immigrant in Los Angeles, California, on March 19, 1891, Warren early on developed an appreciation for hard work. His father, an employee at the Southern … Continue reading #InContext: Earl Warren

#InContext: Beth Clark

By: MARGARET MURRAY Beth Clark, co-author of Kisses from Katie and owner of Thinkspot Communications, remarks about Katie Davis Majors in the forward to her autobiography: “I’ve noticed something about people who make a difference in the world: they hold the unshakeable conviction that individuals are extremely important and that every life matters. They get … Continue reading #InContext: Beth Clark