Good morning, loyal readers, and thank you for reading today’s issue of The Highlighter. If you like history, or acknowledge history’s impact on the present, you’ll appreciate how this week’s articles talk to each other. “If We Can Soar
,” the lead article, focuses on flight and liberation, telling the story of Cornell Norwood and other fanciers of Birmingham Roller pigeons in South Central over the past 50 years. If you’ve never seen these birds roll, you’ll be astonished.
Scared of birds? No problem. Take in a thoughtful essay
about what history is (and isn’t), or spend time with another thoughtful essay
considering which history we should (and shouldn’t) teach. Or skip those pieces, head all the way down to the bottom, and celebrate one woman’s journey
of body positivity. Please enjoy!