Academics forgo the term "resume" in favor of "curriculum vitae." The CV refers to a list of degrees and accomplishments. But considering the Latin translation--"the course of life"--is the term too grand? The story of John Henry Wigmore suggests that "cirriculum vitae" is not an overly grand term. Wigmore's CV depicts a unique life path--as we reflect on Wigmore's CV and life, we may also reflect on our own....

Throughout Lowcountry Georgia, African Americans marshaled against native southern power and federal policies that did not serve their interests. Through organizations such as the Union League and the Farmer’s Alliance, African Americans developed an understanding of their political and social identity. The pursuit of self-governance, kinship, labor, and networks of communication transformed the political and social consciousness of African Americans during this period....