So we have a winner and a new President! Especially historic is our first female Vice President: Kamala Harris!!! In two weeks, we will be discussing the woman’s rights movement (alongside the Civil Rights movement) that helped pave the way for this and so many other “glass ceilings” to finally be broken. Here is an excerpt of her inspiring acceptance speech for you to enjoy in the meantime.
I also want to point out your excellent work responding to Emerson’s influential essays “Self-Reliance” and the “American Scholar.” Many of you gave fascinating examples of the importance of thinking for ourselves as well as the challenges we often face in trying to do just that.