“The Massachusetts Constitution affirms the dignity and equality of all individuals. It forbids the creation of second-class citizens.” —Margaret Marshall, SJC chief justice and 2012 Radcliffe Medalist, in the 2003 Goodridge v. Department of Public Health decision
Anita Diamant finds inspiration for her best-selling novels in a variety of sources. Sitting down to write her first novel, The Red Tent (St. Martin's, 1997), she wondered what happened to Dinah, the daughter of Jacob and Leah in the Bible. Before The Last Days of Dogtown (Scribner, 2005), ...
In 1895, Samuel L. Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain, the great writer from Missouri, met a young lady who was deaf and blind. It was at a dinner held for Helen Keller at the home of Lawrence Hutton, the literary editor for Harper’s Magazine who was a friend of Twain’s. Helen was in New York City to attend a school for the deaf.
The elephant in the yard exits the Schlesinger Library in the afternoon as I stroll in mind-enlivening circles during my fellowship year at the Radcliffe Institute. The elephant, as I think of it, is the enormous fact that 18 cartons of my aunt's papers are included among the library's holdings ...
The Harvard Art Museums has announced the upcoming special exhibition Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, on display September 3, 2015 to January 3, 2016 at Harvard before travelling to the San Antonio Museum of Art, where it will be on view February 13 to May 8, 2016. The exhibition is curated...
In honor of #Juneteenth, an article about Annette Gordon-Reed and her work on a complicated former president, a slaveholder who wrote in the Declaration of Independence that all men are created equal.
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