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Congressman John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1946-47.s

A portrait of JFK, in full

New biography aims to chronicle a complex life amid a pivotal time for a nation


Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The life and legacy of RBG

Harvard community reflects on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a trailblazing, tireless fighter for rights


Illustration of balloons that say vote.

Getting out the vote

Tova Wang on how young people can affect democracy, in advance of National Voter Registration Day


State House

Science and citizenship

Medical School students spend summer helping Massachusetts State legislators craft science-based policy


Anna Murray-Douglass (from left), Marcus Garvey with Amy Jacques Garvey, and Elizabeth Freeman.

Defining a centennial

Panel discusses what happened in the years before Black women actually got the vote


Faith in the ballot

How white evangelicals tour the nation's capital and redeem a Christian America


Store window.

Staying covered

Affordable Care Act key to keeping people insured amid COVID 19-related job losses, study shows


People with hands in ballot box.

How to change an election

With both sides wary of tampering, a government professor tries to game the game on what tactics could follow a close result


Henry Louis Gates Jr.

The gathering storm

Experts see change on horizon amid pandemic, reckoning around race, and upcoming election