Tag: Harvard University

First Black Woman Elected President of Harvard Law Review

The Harvard Law Review, which has been in existence for 130 years, has named student Imelme A. Umana its president. Umana makes history as she will serve as the law review’s first Black woman president. According to her LinkedIn profile, Umana, who is from Harrisburg, Pa., anticipates receiving her Harvard…

Michelle Obama Opens Up About President-Elect Donald Trump's Win

Next month, President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters, Malia and Sasha, will leave the White House after a historic eight years as America’s first African American First Family. PEOPLE magazineshared portions of a joint interview with Mr. and Mrs. Obama on how their daughters will transition…

Black Harvard Graduate’s Poetic Speech Goes Viral

By Sheryl Estrada Donovan Livingston At Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education convocation ceremony, graduating student Donovan Livingston summed up the obstacles many Black people face in the education system, his experiences and his hope for the future in about five minutes of spoken-word poetry.The school shared a video on…

Harvard Law to Scrap Seal with Connection to Slavery

By Sheryl Estrada The official Harvard University Law School seal. The Harvard Corporation, one of the university’s governing boards, has agreed to retire the Harvard University Law School’s (HLS) existing seal that has ties to a family of slave owners. President Drew Faust and William F. Lee, a senior fellow…

Frederick Douglass: A Believer in the Social Power of Photography

Frederick Douglass (1818 1895), an influential figure in American history, escaped slavery and became a leading abolitionist, formative writer, stirring orator, statesman and photography theorist. Douglass experienced the discovery of photography in 1839 and followed its development throughout the century. A visionary, he saw photography as a valuable form of…