Harriet Tubman on $20 bill signifies victory for African and Native Americans

Ed Baptist, professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University and author of the book, “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism,” says replacing Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill is particularly significant because of his unbridled imperialism that impacted both […]

Mia Love congressional victory hints at GOP diversity potential

Riche Richardson, associate professor of Africana Studies at Cornell University, says the recent election of Mia Love as the Republican Party’s first African American female member of Congress carries a number of messages, including the GOP’s potential to produce a diverse array of leaders. Richardson says:  “Mia Love’s congressional victory as a black woman candidate […]

Angelou’s legacy will continue to inspire for generations

Riché Richardson, professor in the Department of Africana Studies at the Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences and scholar of African American literature and southern studies, reflects on the loss of one of the world’s most inspiriting people, Maya Angelou. Richardson says:  “Maya Angelou was a genius, a Renaissance woman, and one of the world’s […]