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10 months ago

Activist Spotlight: Coretta Scott King

Suzanne Grandt · Coretta Scott King, the wife of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was a civil rights leader and activist for decades. From her earliest work at her husband’s side to her recent activism, King proved a leading light in the fight to create a better, fairer world. · Childhood ...

11 months ago

Activist Spotlight: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

Suzanne Grandt · Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, champion of labor and advocate for women’s rights, was born in August of 1890 in Concord, New Hampshire. She came from a family of activists and Irish nationalists.  · From an early age, Flynn dedicated herself to the socialist movement. She saw the Irish ...

1 year ago

Author and Activist Spotlight: Roxane Gay

Suzanne Grandt · Roxane Gay is one of the most influential and dynamic writers in America today. She’s known for her personal essays as much as she is for her academic work at universities like Purdue. Gay’s life story is also a great illustration of the American Dream, and evidence that it can s ...

1 year ago

Author and Activist Spotlight: Joan Didion

Suzanne Grandt · One of the marks of a truly gifted writer is the ability to turn from a novel writer to a respected journalist. Joan Didion is a writer that has accomplished this and much more. She’s been a novel writer, journalist, political activist, and cultural icon. Her influence has been s ...

2 years ago

Author and Activist Spotlight: Michelle Obama

Suzanne Grandt · Former First Lady Michelle Obama serves as a shining example of service and activism for her fellow Americans. By the time she reached the White House, she already had accomplished a lot; before becoming the first African American First Lady of the United States, she was an Ivy L ...

2 years ago

Author and Activist Spotlight: Cokie Roberts

Suzanne Grandt · Cokie Roberts, considered a pioneer for female journalists and one of the most recognized political correspondents of the century, passed away from complications due to breast cancer on September 17, 2019. In her wake, she leaves behind a legacy of authorship and activism spannin ...

2 years ago

Activist Spotlight: Angela Davis

Suzanne Grandt · Angela Davis has become mythologized in liberal activist communities in the past couple of decades. Angela Davis was and continues to be one of the most important figures in 20th-century American activism. Her platform focused on pushing for prison reform and gender equity across ...

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