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“If hair is longer than the ears, it has to be pulled back and tucked under, and as a black woman I just don’t understand how that happens without the right product,” said Myraline Morris Whitaker, who founded the Sister Soldier Project, a grassroots campaign geared at providing hair products to African-American female soldiers to help them comply with military guidelines.
The Schlesinger Library at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute has acquired the collection of Myraline Morris Whitaker. Whitaker sent thousands of packages filled with black hair care products to female soldiers of color in service, as part of the volunteer initiative Sister Soldier Project. But the thank-you letters and photos she received in return were just as valuable a gift.
Chimamanda Adichie was awarded a fellowship by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, which allowed her to finalize her third novel, Americanah. The book was released to great critical acclaim in 2013. Americanah, has received numerous accolades, highlights the Nigerian newspaper BusinessDay.
Radcliffe Institute Fellow Harith Al-Qarawee comments on the role of Iran and the United States in fighting ISIL in Iraq.
The Huffington Post features Justice Ginsburg's remarks at the Radcliffe Institute.
The New York Times features Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her public interview before an audience of 1,300 people in an enormous tent in Radcliffe Yard at Harvard. It was by one count Justice Ginsburg’s 23rd public appearance in the Supreme Court’s current term, ranking her third among justices.