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April 2018

Elise Boulding

Elise Boulding was an internationally known scholar and activist in the arena of peace. Born in Oslo, Norway in 1920, she came to the United States with her family when she was three.  Her mother was homesick for Norway, and told Elise stories of Norway that made the young girl think of Norway as a […]

Angelina Grimke – Southern Abolitionist

Born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1805, Angelina Grimke was born into a distinguished family, her father being a judge, lawyer, politician and the owner of a thriving cotton plantation with scores of slaves.  She was the youngest of thirteen children. As she grew up, she began to struggle with the issue of slavery.  She […]