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Russell Wigginton in front of all that is a large picture from a crowd of civil rights protesters.

His Dream Job

When Russell Wigginton, PHD ’01 LAS, walks into the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, he sees history. Not just the history of African Americans and the struggle

Michael J. Miles with his banjo

Renaissance Man

Michael J. Miles, ’76 LAS, is a musician, teacher, poet, historian and banjo player, not necessarily in that order. While many virtuoso banjoists like Miles have brought the instrument once

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  DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AWARD TRACEY MEARES Yale Law School Professor addresses justice-system inequities One of the nation’s leading authorities on policing in urban communities, Yale University Law School professor

Silvia Ines Gonzalez seated next to an art piece

Educator, Artist, Activist

Your mind threatens to explode just listening to Silvia Ines Gonzalez, ’11 FAA, ’11 FAA. What exactly is she? An artist? Curator? Teacher? Community activist? Here she describes a think