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Cynthia R. Greenlee

Cynthia R. Greenlee

Dr. Cynthia R. Greenlee is a North Carolina-based historian and journalist who also works as a senior editor for Rewire.News. You can follow her on Twitter @CynthiaGreenlee.

Obama commencement speeches

Who Gets to Make Commencement Speeches (and Why)?

Why are battles over just who gets the honor of toasting new graduates—and what they say—always so heated?
Photgraph: Fred Rogers lacing up his iconic sneakers

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Long Live Mister Rogers’ Quiet Revolution

Fred Rogers argued by example and in his quiet, firm way that television’s power could be harnessed to shape future generations for good.