|Akiane Kramarik is an incredible young artist who is self taught.||Alexandra Scott raised money for cancer research through her nationwide lemonade stands.||Alicia O'Brien was the inspiration for Cherie Bennett's novel, Zink.||Ana Dodson formed Peruvian Hearts to provide Peruvian orphans an education.||Anne Frank 'I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.'||Anne Frank wrote: 'Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart. '|
|Anthony D. Leanna started|
the 'Heavenly Hats Foundation' at the
age of 10.
|Apps for Good: technical innovation from the minds and thumbs of disadvantaged youths||Ashley Rhodes-Courter is an advocate for foster children and adoption rights.||Austin Gutwein founded Hoops of Hope.||Bilaal Rajan is the founder of Making Change Now and Canada's child ambassador to UNICEF.||Brandon Keefe provides books to |
libraries in his
|Caine Monroy created a cardboard arcade and launched a movement.||Calista M. Pierce makes and sells crafts to raise money for the Special Olympics.||Catherine Malonza saved her brother's life.||Clara Hale was foster mother and founder of the Hale House.||Connie O'Connell was a hero and inspiration to her family.||Craig Kielburger believes kids can change the world.|
|Deland Chan started an environmental group at the YMCA in New York City.||Efren Penaflorida helped create Dynamic Teen Company||Elizabeth Cline is a hero to her sister, Hallie.||Ellie Wen created a website to help people learn to speak English.||Gerson Andres Florez Perez was nominated |
for the Nobel Peace
Prize at age 16.
|Ghana schoolboy launches his own Somalia famine fundraiser|
|Gina Gallant is an inventor whose |
passion is protecting the environment.
|Global Kids Leaders volunteer|
to help their
|Hannah Taylor started the Ladybug Foundation to help the homeless in her community.||Ibrahim Alex Bangura makes |
music that sends a
message of peace
|Iqbal Masih was a brave advocate for child labor laws in Pakistan.||Jason Crowe received the UN's |
Global Peace &
|Jason XV: Argonaut|
Maria Victoria Ferrara participated in 'Rainforests at the Crossroads' in Panama.
|Jason XV: Panamanian Argonaut:|
Andrea Kam participated in the 'Rainforests at the Crossroads' expedition.
|Jeneece Edroff is a determined fundraiser who raises money to help children with serious illnesses.||Jennifer Smith is an author, mentor and advocate for understanding those who have dyslexia.||Jimmy Woodard helps community groups with his knowledge of media and technology||John Tacket is remembered as|
|Joneice proved |
how strong a
kid can be to her
|Julia inspires her older cousin with her courage and spirited ability to overcome obstacles.||Kids Helping Kids is run by kids - and for kids||Lucy is an autistic child who turns her disability into a strength through her imagination.||Malala Yousafzai speaks out for the rights of girls to have an education.||Mattie Stepanek is a hero to people of all ages around the world.|
|Maura Welch was recognized by NetAid for her work to spread awareness about child labor.||Mike Browne started Get the Lead Out of Fishing||Molly's Film|
The Story of a Young Filmmaker is the winner of the 8th Annual MY HERO Film Festival.
|Mory Sanberg makes bag lunches for the homeless people in her city.||Nickole Evans is using technology for peace.||Nicole Beal inspires her friend, Ashley, with her courage and positive outlook on life.|
|Nkosi Johnson was an orphan infected by HIV who spoke out on behalf of children with AIDS.||Peace Children voted overwhelmingly for peace and change.||Postpessimists is working for change |
in the Balkans.
|Rina Goldberg refused to let her disease smother her dream.||Ruby Bridges bravely led the way to desegregation of schools as a child.||Rudy wanted to |
run before he
|Ryan Hreljac helps build wells for clean water in Africa.||Ryan Wayne White devoted his life to educating the public about AIDS.||Sadako Sasaki inspired an international peace movement.||Samantha Marie Rowlands learned |
to read when
others said she
|Skye Malik founded the Paco Project to empower those with dyslexia.||SLATER is a student reporter who exudes peace and goodness everywhere she goes.|
|Sophie Delezio was an ambassador for 2008 World Youth Day.||Tatiana rossman: Books flow from an American teen |
to African schools
|The Little Rock Nine bravely fought discrimination to attend an all white high school in Little Rock, Arkansas.||The Malala Effect: |
5 snapshots of girls'
education in the Muslim world
|Tori Degen is a two-time cancer survivor who shares her story to help others in need.||Wang Yani has been painting since |
she was three
|William Kamkwamba designed and built a windmill, at the age of 14, for his family in Malawi, Africa.|
|Abraham Lincoln was a U.S president who fought for the abolition of slavery while keeping the country united.||Abraham Lincoln's Life, Leadership, & Legacy: |
Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin Reveals the Man Behind the Icon
|Alexander Hamilton helped established a thriving U.S. republic with strong moral values.||Alexander Solzhenitsyn was a Russian novelist and dissident who won the Nobel Prize for Literature.||Angela Davis is a leader, author, and professor who has fought for decades for human rights.||Art Miki founded the National Association for Japanese Canadians to help redress Japanese rights lost during WWII.|
|Aung San Suu Kyi has dedicated her life to freeing Burma from a repressive dictatorship and creating democracy without violence.||Bayard Rustin was an important leader in the U.S. Civil Rights movement.||Benjamin Franklin was an inventor, diplomat, writer, and a huge influence on American history.||Bill Bradley once a pro-basketball player now is a politician who advocates reform to make America better for all.||Bob Hope had the rare ability to bring laughter everywhere he went.||Booker T. Washington was an educator and the founder of the Tuskegee Institute.|
|Cesar Chavez was a tireless advocate for migrant farm workers.||Chief Joseph led the Nez Perce tribe in an effort to keep its homeland.||Chief Standing Bear argued successfully for Native Americans to have the right of habeas corpus.||Clara Shortridge Foltz was the first woman to practice law in California.||Clarence Darrow is Morris Dees' hero.||Colin Powell is an honored statesman and military leader who continues to serve.|
|Condoleezza Rice was the first female African-American U.S. Secretary of State.||Constance Motley became the first African-American woman judge on the largest federal trial bench in the US.||Craig Kielburger believes kids can change the world.||Crazy Horse bravely fought for the freedom of the Sioux Nation.||Dalai Lama is the religious leader of Tibet and an emblem of Tibet's hopes for freedom.||Daniel Pearl was a Wall Street Journal reporter who reported the news with courage, integrity, and intelligence.|
|Deborah Sampson was the first American woman who fought as a man for freedom.||Declaration of Human Rights established the basis for human rights beliefs and practices |
all over the world.
|Denis Mukwege Helps Women Ravaged By Congo War||Desmond Tutu worked to end apartheid in South Africa.||Dr. Martin |
Luther King, Jr.
"I Have a Dream" was the civil rights speech that moved the world
|Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Congressman John Lewis talks about how Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired him as a young man during the Civil Rights Movement|
|Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet is known as the 'Mandela of Cuba' because he bravely defends the rights of Cuban citizens.||Eleanor Roosevelt was a champion for freedom and devoted her life to gaining rights for others||Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a pioneer in the movement for women's rights.||Emma Lazarus was an advocate for immigrants' rights and wrote the poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty.||Emmeline Pankhurst fought tirelessly for women's suffrage, and succeeded.||Fadela Amara is recognized throughout France as a champion of women's rights.|
|Fannie Lou Hamer was a civil rights leader and voting rights advocate.||Frances Ellen Watkins was a prolific author and poet who devoted her life to speaking out against slavery.||Franklin Delano Roosevelt: The New Dealer guided the United States through the Great Depression and World War II.||Fred Korematsu bravely protested the Japanese-American internment.||Frederick Douglass courageously spoke out against slavery and became a trusted advisor to Abraham Lincoln.||George Washington was the first President of the United States.|
|Grace Lee Boggs has advocated for marginalized people for over 70 years||Harriet Tubman organized the Underground Railroad and helped lead slaves to freedom.||Helen Suzman bravely stood up against apartheid and was the first female South African Minister of Parliament.||Helen Zia is an Asian American journalist, scholar and activist for human rights.||Ian McKellen is an accomplished English actor and human rights activist.||Inez Milholland Boissevain lived a brief but spectacular life dedicated to women's suffrage.|
|Inge Sargent is a Burmese princess devoted to human rights for all.||Iqbal Masih was a brave advocate for child labor laws in Pakistan.||Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball.||James Reeb risked his own life as a brave civil rights crusader.||Jane Addams was a leading reformist and peace advocate.||Janet Jagan was the first female president of Guyana and dedicated her life to building the independence of a nation.|
|Janusz Korczak stayed behind to protect his orphan students during the Holocaust.||Jeremy Glick was a hero of Flight 93 and Emmy's beloved father.||Jessie Daniel Ames worked openly and actively on behalf of racial justice.||John Adams worked as hard for peace for the United States as he did for its independence.||John Lewis has worked for civil rights for all for over 40 years.||Jose Manuel Ramos-Horta is Kerry Kennedy's hero because of his human rights work in East Timor.|
|Jose Marti is considered the father of Cuba's battle for independence.||Joseph Ki-Zerbo works to help Africans retain control of their country's agriculture.||Josephine Baker was a popular African American dancer in France, fought for civil rights and freedom against the Nazis.||Judy Feld Carr secretly helped thousands of Jews escape from Syria.||Kailash Satyarthi is determined to end child labor practices around the world.||Kofi Annan is an honored freedom and peacemaker hero.|
|Lev Sapega was the editor and publisher of the first constitution in Europe.||Lucky Chhetri runs the 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking company and Empowering Women of Nepal||Lydia Maria Child wrote brilliantly to advocate for the abolition of slavery.||Lyndon B. Johnson was John's great grandfather and the 36th President of the United States.||Malala Yousafzai speaks out for the rights of girls to have an education.||Malcolm X was a warrior in the fight against racism.|
|Marian Wright Edelman is one of the country's leading advocates for children.||Martin Luther King, Jr. Peaceful freedom fighter and civil rights activist||Mary Harris Jones worked to free men, women, and children from industrial slavery.||Mary Richards Bowser was a black spy in the Confederate White House of Jefferson Davis.||Medgar Wiley Evers worked to end racism in America||Mohammad Hatta was a central figure in Indonesia's fight for independence.|
|Mohandas K. Gandhi used non-violence to free India from British rule.||Morris Seligman Dees is the co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center.||Moses led the Jews from slavery and gave them religious laws.||Nellie McClung believed in equal rights for all women||Nelson Mandela is a peacemaker and a freedom hero.||Nelson Mandela is Muhammad Ali's hero because he understands what it means to fight against enormous odds|
|Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela dedicated his life to abolishing apartheid and establishing a democracy in South Africa.||Olympe de Gouges was a French playwright, feminist and abolitionist.||Osceola led the Seminoles in their battle for independence.||Oskar Schindler saved almost 1200 Jews during the Holocaust.||Paul Revere risked his life for the freedom of the American colonies.||Paul Robeson was a singer, actor, football player scholar and civil rights activist.|
|Pernille Ironside goes to war zones to free child soldiers Pernille Ironside goes to war zones to free child soldiers||Qasim Amin was a forerunner in the fight for women's liberation in the Islamic world.||Quaid-E-Azam helped to create the nation of Pakistan and obtain significant political rights for Muslims||RAWA promotes women's rights through non-violent action.||Rev. James Reeb worked for equal rights for all.||Reverend Peter Nguyen Van Hung works to end human trafficking of Vietnamese women workers and brides.|
|Robert F. Kennedy was a voice for the powerless and advocate for human rights.||Roger Nash Baldwin A pioneer in the struggle for civil justice.||Rosa Parks made history when she refused to sit in the back of the bus.||Ruby Bridges bravely led the way to desegregation of schools as a child.||Sergio Vieira de Mello was a Brazilian UN diplomat remembered for his courageous dedication for peace.||Shirin Ebadi is a human rights activist who works to promote peace.|
|Sojourner Truth born into slavery, worked for the freedom of all.||Susan B. Anthony led the early Women's Suffrage Movement.||Susie King Taylor was a pioneer in the struggle for African American women's rights.||The Danish Resistance acted bravely in a time of darkness.||The Greensboro Four protested segregation with a sit-in at Woolworth's lunch counter.||The Little Rock Nine bravely fought discrimination to attend an all white high school in Little Rock, Arkansas.|
|Thomas Garrett risked his wealth to help run the Underground Railroad.||Thomas Jefferson helped the American Colonies achieve independence from Britain.||Thurgood Marshall was the first African-American to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.||Tiananmen Square discuss freedom and democracy at Tian An Min Square.||Todd Beamer was a hero of Flight 93 on 9/11.||Ulysses S. Grant helped calm the U.S. after the Civil War.|
|Vaclav Havel despite censorship, wrote plays that helped keep the hope of freedom alive....||Varian Fry helped thousands of refugees escape from France during WWII.||W.E.B. Dubois was a leading 19th century writer and scholar.||William Wallace was a late 13th century freedom fighter for Scotland and Ireland||William Wilberforce was influential in the abolition of the slave trade and of slavery in the British Empire||Winston Churchill was one of the first to recognize and warn others of Hitler's danger to freedom and human rights.|