Canada is not merely a neighbor of Negroes. Deep in our history of struggle for freedom, Canada was the North Star.
Martin Luther King, Jr., CBC Massey Lectures, 1967
|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.||Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the first woman president of an African nation, Liberia.||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.|
|A Powerful Noise promotes the global empowerment of women||A Stranger helped a young girl who was lost in the city.||Alan Beavan will be remembered for his bravery on Sept. 11, 2001.||Albert Schweitzer had a 'reverence for life.'||Andeisha Farid is the founder of Afghan Child Education and Caring Organization (AFCECO)||Andrea Coleman has used her passion for motorcycling to transform healthcare delivery in rural parts of Africa.|
|Babak Darvish, MD inspires his patients and coworkers with his upbeat attitude and determination.||Balto led his dog team on the lifesaving 1925 serum run to Rome, Alaska||Baroness Caroline Cox founded the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust.||Ben Carson is the chief of neurosurgery |
at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.
|Bernard Fantus created the world's first blood bank.||Bernard Kouchner is the co-founder of Doctors without Borders.|
|Bill Wilson changed countless lives and livelihoods by founding Alcoholics Anonymous.||Bob and Suzanne Wright founded Autism Speaks to help find a cure.||Brian Mullaney is the founder of Surgery for the Poor.||Chiune and Yukiko Sugihara believed in freedom and saved many Jews during WWII.||Claire Lalanne founded the Center for Nutritional Recovery.||Colonel Jack H. Jacobs His extraordinary heroism saved the lives of 14 people.|
|Connie Siskowski follows her true passion to care for the youngest of the caregivers.||Dan Mazur sacrificed climbing to the summit of Mt. Everest to save another climber.||Daniel Hale Williams III was an African American doctor who was the first person to perform a successful open heart surgery.||Danny Thomas is the founder of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.||Denis Mukwege Helps Women Ravaged By Congo War||Dennis Smith is an author and retired firefighter|
|Desmond T. Doss became a medic during WWII and saved many lives.||Doctor Steven Kopits was a compassionate physician who lives on in the hearts of his patients.||Don Cheadle |
and Darfur Now deliver a call to action to stop the genocide in the Sudan.
|Dr. David Applebaum was a selfless emergency room doctor in Jerusalem||Dr. Ginger Holt saved Drew's leg when he was in the hospital.||Dr. Gloria WilderBrathwaite was inspired to provide health care to the poor in the innner city.|
|Dr. Hawa Abdi is a Somali doctor, human rights activist and nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.||Dr. J. Larry Brown directs the national Center on Hunger and Poverty.||Dr. Larry Thomas is the founder of the Tropical Health Alliance Foundation.||Dr. Mark Jacobson works with AIDS patients in Tanzania.||Dr. Michael DeBakey is the father of modern open-heart surgery.||Dr. Paul Brand was a compassionate surgeon who pioneered work in leprosy.|
|Dr. Paul Farmer has dedicated his life to treating people in the poorest nations in the world.||Dr. Van Halbach is a hero to the Ghenender family for saving Ingrid's life.||Eddie Aikau loved the sea and often risked his life to save others||Edith Cavell was a nurse who risked her own safety to help others during WWI||Elena Caragiani-Stoenescu was the first woman pilot from Romania.||Elizabeth Blackwell became the first female doctor and opened the first medical school for women.|
|Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah rode a bike across Ghana to challenge the stigma of being disabled.||Evelyn H. Lauder founded the Breast Cancer Research Foundation||Fauzia Minallah is the founder of Funkor Childart Centre and an ARTIVIST.||Firefighters in |
New York City
are the heroes
of the day.
|Fireworkers from Chernobyl bravely gave their lives to protect the safety of others during the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.||Florence Ngobeni urges African leaders to work for AIDS prevention.|
|Florence Nightingale revolutionized nursing.||Frances Moore Lappe works to eliminate the injustices that cause hunger.||Franklin D. Roosevelt formed the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation for polio victims.||Fred Hollows saved the eysight of thousands of Aboriginal and poor people.||Fridtjof Nansen was a daring explorer, a freedom fighter, and a selfless humanitarian.||George Latham saved a girl from a burning car and is also a hero to his daughter.|
|Giorgio Perlasca saved the lives of thousands of Jews during WWII||Haiti Relief: |
How Kids Can Help make a difference.
|Harriet Tubman organized the Underground Railroad and helped lead slaves to freedom.||Hazviperi Betty Makoni founded the Girl Child Network to transform lives.||Helene Gayle is one of the leading authorities on AIDS research.||Help for Haiti|
|Henry Dunant was the founder of the International Red Cross.||Hermine Santrouschitz |
(Miep Gies) kept Anne Frank and her family safely hidden from the Nazis.
|Hero is an extraordinary therapy dog.||Howard Florey shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine for extracting penicillin.||Irena Sendler helped Jewish children escape the Warsaw ghetto during the Holocaust.||Ivan Beltrami joined the resistance during WWII and saved many Jews.|
|Janusz Korczak stayed behind to protect his orphan students during the Holocaust.||Jarell Brooks saved a mother and her chldren during an attack at a movie theater.||Jeremy Glick was a hero of Flight 93 and Emmy's beloved father.||Jody Williams is a human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner who began a campaign to rid the world of landmines.||Joel Burns reached out to GLBT teens with a personal story and a message of hope.||John Flynn dedicated his life to improving life for people living in the Australian Outback.|
|John Polivchuk was a firefighter who inspired others with his bravery, selflessness and optimism.||Jon Rose founded Waves for Water, which works on the front-line to provide clean water.||Judith Blair donated one of her kidneys to a man in desperate need.||Julie Garner founded Project Yellow Light to help save lives.||Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is a hero to Rachel who was recently diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes.||Kennedy Odede grew his childhood dream of creating outreach centers for poor children like him.|
|Kurt Klein brought, among others, his future wife, Gerda, and Oskar Schindler, to safety.||Lillie Hitchcock-Coit was a turn of the century firefighting hero.||Lisa Nigro works to help the homeless in Chicago through the Inspiration Cafe.||Liviu Librescu was a Virginia Tech teacher who sacrificed his life to save his students.||Los Topos de Mexico is one of the most elite earthquake rescue teams in the world.||Louisa May Alcott was the beloved author of 'Little Women.'|
|Malaria Campaign 2009 Students join together to eradicate malaria.||MASSIVEGOOD - Niņos sin Malaria helps build a better world using micro-philanthropy and social media.||Maximilian Kolbe was a Catholic priest known for his great humanity during WWII.||Melinda Gates is passionate about helping mothers and children in developing nations.||Michael J. Fox works to find a cure for Parkinsons Disease.||Michael Kelley beat all the odds as a paratrooper and police officer.|
|Mike Kelly risked his career as a surgeon to save Bob's life.||Mikey Ray Frasier is a lifesaver three times over.||Molly Pitcher was a Revolutionary War heroine who bravely carried water to soldiers on the battlefield.||Moses Zulu established Children's Town in Zambia to teach AIDS orphans life skills.||mpower harnesses the power of music to change youth attitudes about mental health.||Nathaniel Dunigan creates hope for Ugandan orphans with HIV/AIDS.|
|Nick Anderson and Ana Slavin challenge young people to get involved to help end the humanitarian crisis in Darfur.||Norman Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his success in increasing the world's food supply.||Olara Otunnu is devoted to saving the lives and futures of children in war-torn countries.||Olivia Harrison founded an organization to help abandoned children in Romania.||Oskar Schindler saved almost 1200 Jews during the Holocaust.||Oskar Schindler defied his countrymen and courageously helped to save Jews during the Holocaust.|
|Oumoul Khary Sow founded the Caravan of Hope which travels to remote areas in Senegal to help prevent malaria.||Pat Pedraja|
and Driving for Donors is helping young and old cancer patients receive the life saving bone marrow treatments.
|Paul Rusesabagina saved the lives of more than 1200 Rwandans who took refuge in his hotel.||Peter C. Alderman Foundation helps heal the emotional wounds of victims of terrorism around the world.||Princess Eliza Ella has been inspired by Eliza the hero in The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Anderson||Putting pizzazz into pet adoption|
|Raoul Wallenberg saved thousands of lives during the Holocaust.||RAWA promotes women's rights through non-violent action.||Robert E. Kimura, M.D. is a hero to his niece in and out of the operating room.||Rudolph Giuliani New York Mayor, was a compassionate leader following the World Trade Center attack.||Ryan Hreljac helps build wells for clean water in Africa.||Sanjit 'Bunker' Roy encourages villagers to have the confidence to succeed.|
|Santosh Thorat: After seeing Mumbai's slums bulldozed, he now works to save and restore them||Sasa a young doctor in Burma keeps his promise to his village.||Sindhu Ravishankar created the Vivid Vision Project to provide accessible eye care to impoverished communities in India.||Sir Elton John is a successful musician who is also a champion of LGBT and AIDS issues.||Somaly Mam has dedicated her life to finding and mentoring children who have suffered from human trafficking.||Sompop Jantraka helps poor children in Thailand to avoid child prostitution and obtain an education.|
|Stephen Siller: From The Tunnel to the Towers was a firefighter who bravely sacrificed his life to save others on 9/11.||Susan G. Komen was the inspiration for her sister to reach out to other women with cancer.||Tad Agoglia is founder of the First Response Team of America.||Tendol Gyalzur provides a home and family for Tibetan and Chinese orphans.||The Danish Resistance acted bravely in a time of darkness.||To Write Love On Her Arms was founded to help people suffering from depression and substance abuse.|
|Tommie Hamaluba is a teacher in Botswana, Africa, working to eradicate malaria.||Tostan Founder|
Molly Melching empowers African communities to bring about positive social transformation based on respect for human rights.
|Trisomy 18 Foundation raises awareness and supports research for cures for this genetic disorder.||US Military Hospital in Germany |
At Forefront of Saving U.S. Lives
|Vilmos Farkas sacrificed his personal safety to save the lives of a couple of strangers.|