The Sugar That Saturates the American Diet Has a Barbaric History as the "White Gold" That Fueled Slavery

The New York Times Magazine
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Khalil Gibran Muhammad. Photo by Tony RinaldoKhalil Gibran Muhammad. Photo by Tony Rinaldo

Radcliffe Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad traces the sugar industry as part of the 1619 Project, a major initiative from the New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.

Archiving Controversial Digital Materials

American Libraries
Thursday, August 8, 2019

By documenting social justice movements online, archivists are discovering the need to create collections of born-digital materials related to current events from both the fringe and mainstream.

Radcliffe Mourns the Writer and Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison

@ The Radcliffe Institute
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Toni Morrison in 2007. Photo by Tony RinaldoToni Morrison in 2007. Photo by Tony Rinaldo

Toni Morrison, the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, is an inspiration to many here at the Institute. She delivered the marquee lecture celebrating the founding of the Radcliffe Institute in 2001, and we honored her with the Radcliffe Medal in 2007.

Research and Everyday Life

Harvard Gazette
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Photo by Rose Lincoln, Harvard Staff PhotographerPhoto by Rose Lincoln, Harvard Staff Photographer

This summer, Ciara Hervás '21 is collecting historical data on black women’s suffrage organizations for a digital data hub called the Suffrage Portal, part of the Radcliffe Institute's Long 19th Amendment project.

Harvard Reflects on Apollo 11 and Neil Armstrong’s Moon Walk

Harvard Gazette
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Earth and moon. Courtesy of NASAEarth and moon. Courtesy of NASA

Radcliffe science faculty director Alyssa Goodman and fellow astronomers share recollections of humankind’s first walk on the moon 50 years ago, as well as their thoughts on its wide-ranging legacy.

Jana Prikryl on Creating Home in Poetry, Even in Trump’s America

The Toronto Star
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Jana Prikryl, author of No Matter, Crown/Archetype. Photo by Juliana Sohn/Willy SommaJana Prikryl, author of No Matter, Crown/Archetype. Photo by Juliana Sohn/Willy Somma

Jana Prikryl RI '19 speaks with the Toronto Star about her newest collection, No Matter, "the kind of poetry to read while watching empires tear themselves apart."

So You Think He Can Dance?

Harvard Gazette
Monday, July 8, 2019
Snowball. Photo by Irena SchulzSnowball. Photo by Irena Schulz

Ani Patel RI '19 and his collaborators tracked YouTube sensation Snowball the dancing cockatoo's moves as he boogied to songs by Cyndi Lauper and Queen. The study suggests that humans may not be the only ones who can groove to a beat.

Radcliffe Institute Selects Tap Dancer Ayodele Casel as 2019–2020 Fellow

Broadwayworld.com
Friday, June 28, 2019
Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe InstitutePhoto by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

Ayodele Casel, a disciplined and brave performer who honors the roots of tap dance while pushing the boundaries of the art form, has been named a 2019-2020 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute. 

A Literary Home Run Helped Toni Stone, Baseball's First Woman Player, Find a Stage of Her Own

espnW.com
Friday, June 21, 2019
Toni Stone. Photo courtesy of the Negro Leagues Baseball MuseumToni Stone. Photo courtesy of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Martha Ackmann RI '09 speaks with ESPN about Toni Stone—the first woman ever to play big-league professional baseball—whose story is now an off-Broadway play by Lydia R. Diamond RI '13.

A Team Effort to Put ‘Toni Stone’ Up to Bat

American Theatre
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Photo by Kevin GradyPhoto by Kevin Grady

In 2017, the Radcliffe Institute hosted a reading of scenes from Toni Stone, a new play by Lydia R. Diamond RI '13 based on the book by Martha Ackmann RI '09.

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