Education Spotlight: Elizabeth Jennings Graham

In which a teacher leads by example This week’s spotlight is a misdirect. Elizabeth Jennings (Graham, although we’ll focus on her single-lady days) was a schoolteacher, but the incident and court case for which she became famous had nothing to do with her teaching. Rather, it got her a mention in the New York TransitContinue reading “Education Spotlight: Elizabeth Jennings Graham”

A Moment Alone in the Shade

In which I contemplate a pilgrim’s progress I would bet a ten-dollar-Founding-Father bill that you expected my title to refer in some way to the room where it happens. Well, kids, I’m full of surprises. Besides, there is no longer one ‘room’: everyone who has witnessed the production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton available on Disney+Continue reading “A Moment Alone in the Shade”

When Was Alexander Hamilton Born?

In which I offer a conjecture Alexander Hamilton is the mysterious Founding Father. Even after the smash hit musical made him a national celebrity (again), there is still much we have yet to confirm about the details of his life. By “we” I mean historians, scholars, and curious people like me who are evidently withoutContinue reading “When Was Alexander Hamilton Born?”