"Nine Courageous African Americans
to Attend a Public High School"
THE LITTLE ROCK NINE
|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.||Ana Dodson (español) formó Corazones Peruanos para ofrecerle una educaci?n a los hu?rfanos peruanos||Anne Frank wrote: 'Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart. '|
|Anne Frank 'I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.'||Anne Frank (español) escribió: 'A pesar de todo, yo creo que la gente es muy buena de corazón.'||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.||Caine Monroy (español) creó una sala de juegos de carton y comenzó un movimiento||Calista M. Pierce makes and sells crafts to raise money for the Special Olympics.||Catherine Malonza saved her brother's life.|
|Catherine Malonza (español) le salvó la vida a su hermano||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.||Iqbal Masih (español) trajo mucho atención a la esclavitud que ocurría en Pakistán||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.||Ludomática (español) ofrece tecnología y creatividad a los jóvenes desfavorecidos de Colombia||Malala Yousafzai speaks out for the rights of girls to have an education.||Malala Yousafzai (español) habla por los derechos de las niñas a tener una educación||Mattie Stepanek is a hero to people of all ages around the world.|
|Mattie Stepanek (español) es un héroe para personas de todas las edades alrededor del mundo||Maura Welch was recognized by NetAid for her work to spread awareness about child labor.||Middle East youths tackle social problems by starting businesses||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.||Niños de la Paz (español) votaron abrumadoramente a favor de la paz y el cambio.||Nkosi Johnson was an orphan infected by HIV who spoke out on behalf of children with AIDS.||Nkosi Johnson (español) era un huérfano infectado por VIH quien habló en nombre de niños con SIDA||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.||Sadako Sasaki (español) inspiró un movimiento internacional de paz||Samantha Marie Rowlands learned |
to read when
others said she
|Skye Malik founded the Paco Project to empower those with dyslexia.||Skye Malik (español) fundó el Proyecto Paco para empoderar aquellos con dislexia||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.||Valerie Weisler takes on bullying|
with the Validation Project
|Vivienne Harr founded Make a Stand Lemon-aid to raise fund for organizations that fight child slavery.||Wang Yani has been painting since |
she was three
|Wang Yani (español) ha estado pintando desde la edad de 3 años||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.||Aung San Suu Kyi (español) ha dedicado su vida a liberar a Burma de una dictadura represiva y creando democracia sin violencia||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.||Cesar Chávez (español) fue un incansable defensor de los trabajadores migrantes agr?colas||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.|
|Desmond Tutu worked to end apartheid in South Africa and encourages forgiveness.||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.|
|Ella J. Baker was an early and life-long civil rights activist.||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.||Jefe Joseph (español) lideró a la tribu Nez Perce en un esfuerzo para mantener su tierra natal|
|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.|
|José Martí (español) es considerado el padre de la batalla de independencia de Cuba||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.||Malala Yousafzai (español) habla por los derechos de las niñas a tener una educación|
|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 Church Terrell was an early African American civil rights leader and educator.||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.||Osceola (español) lideró a los seminoles en su batalla por la independencia|
|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.||Razia Jan founded Razia's Ray of Hope to improve the lives of women and girls in Afghanistan.||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.|
|Ronald V. Dellums is a former U.S. Congressman who fought against apartheid in South Africa.||Rosa Parks made history when she refused to sit in the back of the bus.||Rosa Parks (español) hizo historia cuando se negó a sentarse atrás del autobús||Ruby Bridges bravely led the way to desegregation of schools as a child.||Ruby Nell Bridges (español) ayudó a terminar con segregación racial||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.||Simon Bolivar freed a great portion of South America.||Simón Bolívar (español) liberó a una gran porción de Sudamérica||Sojourner Truth born into slavery, worked for the freedom of all.||Susan B. Anthony led the early Women's Suffrage Movement.||Susan B. Anthony (español) lideró el movimiento del sufragio de la mujer|
|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.|
|Vivienne Harr founded Make a Stand Lemon-aid to raise fund for organizations that fight child slavery.||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.|