|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.|
|Abigail Disney is a philanthropist and documentary filmmaker who focuses on social issues.||Abraham Lincoln led with wisdom, humility, selflessness and generosity of spirit as 16th President of the US.||Albert Baez was a prominent Mexican American physicist and pacifist.||Alfred Nobel founded the Nobel Prize Organization.||Amy Biehl gave her life to ending apartheid in South Africa.||Andrei Sakharov was a Russian Nobel Peace Prize winner devoted to justice and human rights.|
|Andrew Greene Jr. of Sierra Leone teaches the world|
|Archbishop Oscar Romero was a passionate voice of hope, peace and justice in war-torn El Salvador.||Ashoka was a fierce warrior-king who changed his ways and became a beloved peacemaker.||Atsuko Shiwaku set up the International Intercultural Mural Exchange Project to promote peaceful coexistence.||Azim Khamisa founded the Tariq Khamisa Foundation to encourage forgiveness.||Barack Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for his commitment and efforts to promote peace in the world.|
|Bayard Rustin was an important leader in the U.S. Civil Rights movement.||Benjamin Franklin was a scientist, inventor, visionary, statesman and philosopher.||BETTY BIGOMBE was named 'Uganda's Woman of the Year' in 1994 for her efforts to negotiate peace in Uganda.||Bob Marley had a vision of One World, One Love.||Chief Arvol Looking Horse appeals to indigenous voices |
across the world to bring peace.
|China Jails Peace Prize Supporter |
|Coalition of Women |
for Peace aims to make women a key part of the peace process in the Middle East.
|Corbin Harney has spread a message|
of peace throughout
|Craig Kielburger believes kids can change the world.||Dan Eldon inspired Kathy Eldon with his art, his poetry and his life.||Daniel Ellsberg works to promote peace on the planet.||Daniel Libeskind is an architect whose work inspires peace.|
|Daniel Pearl was a Wall Street Journal reporter who reported the news with courage, integrity, and intelligence.||Dolores Huerta is a civil rights activist who worked with Cesar Chavez to found the United Farm Workers,||Dr. Arnold Noyek, founder of CISEPO the Canada International Scientific Exchange Program||Dr. Caldicott has been a lifelong anti-nuclear activist.||Dr. Ed Gragert works towards peace and global education.||Dr. Fareed Zakaria offers the world a rare perspective on East-West relations.|
|Dr. Hawa Abdi is a Somali doctor, human rights activist and nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.||Dr. Jeni Stepanek is interviewed by MY HERO's Slater Jewell-Kemker.||Driuni Jakani: He's raising hope in southern Sudan by boosting crop yields - and women's rights||Eboo Patel: Helping young people champion religious tolerance founded the Interfaith Youth Core to defend religious diversity.||Elie Wiesel is a Holocaust survivor and author, whose work spreads a message of peace.||Elie Wiesel wrote the famous Holocaust memoir Night.|
|Emily Greene Balch received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946.||Evgeny Alexeevich Gerzhov that living in peace with other countries is absolutely necessary.||Fambul Tok is a community reconciliation program that means 'Family Talk'.||Franklin Delano Roosevelt: The New Dealer guided the United States through the Great Depression and World War II.||Fridtjof Nansen was a scientist, explorer, humanitarian and diplomat.||Friends Without Borders is building peace through children's heartfelt letters to one another in India and Pakistan.|
|Funkor Child Art Center workds with many national and international organizations around the world to provide children with art and books.||Garry Davis declared himself the first official world citizen.||Gerson Andres Florez Perez was nominated |
for the Nobel Peace
Prize at age 16.
|Glenn Paige's simple idea: |
a 'nonkilling' world
|Greg Mortenson promotes peace by building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.||Guernica Picasso's |
work of art evokes
|Hadraawi (Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame) is a powerful voice for peace in his country.||Harvey Milk was the first openly gay politician and worked to gain equal rights for the LGBT community.||Hassan 2 was a monarch who worked for peace in the Middle East||Henry Dunant was the founder of the International Red Cross.||Hugo Grotius was a scholar who advocated for peace between nations based on natural law and reason.||Ibrahim Alex Bangura makes |
music that sends a
message of peace
|Indira Johnson places intriguing sculptures to create dialogues on peace||Jane Addams was a leading reformist and peace advocate.||Jason Crowe received the UN's |
Global Peace &
|Jean Paul Samputu practices forgiveness - even for his father's killer||Jehan Sadat is a leader for peace |
and women's rights in Egypt.
|Jimmy Carter has dedicated his life to humanitarian and philanthropic causes and to a peaceful world.|
|Jimmy Carter For as long as she can remember, Sherry Lansing has considered President Carter her hero.||John Lennon was a singer/songwriter, member of The Beatles and peace activist.||John McCrae was a Canadian soldier, doctor, author, artist, and renowed WWI poet.||John Wallach helps young people learn to make friends of enemies.||Kim Dae-Jung brought democracy and economic stability to South Korea.||Kimmie Weeks survived the war in Liberia and now works to rebuild communities in war-torn countries.|
|Kofi Annan is an honored freedom and peacemaker hero.||Le Ly Hayslip is a humanitarian, memoirist, and powerful peacemaker.||Leo Tolstoy influenced Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.||Linus Pauling won one undivided Nobel Prize for chemistry and one for peace.||Loung Ung from Cambodia is a national spokesperson for a landmine-free world.||Lyndon Harris: People Making a Difference founded The Gardens of Forgiveness Project.|
|Malika Sanders was born into the Civil Rights Movement and continues work today.||Marc Dullaert is the founder of the International Children's Peace Prize.||Marc Kielburger is a human rights activist who has dedicated his life to helping others.||Marianne Williamson is the founder of the Department of Peace Campaign.||Martin Luther King, Jr. lived a life of forgiveness with strength and fearlessness.||Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt.|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. brought change through non-violence. by Nick Campbell from Juneau, Alaska||Mattie Stepanek is a hero to people of all ages around the world.||Mattie Stepanek:|
For Our World Mattie's poems of peace and hope have touched millions of lives
|Mikhail Gorbachev helped melt the ice of the Cold War.||Mohamed Anwar El Sadat risked his life for peace.||Mohamed Sidibay is a youth reporter who is committed to making a difference in the world.|
|Mohandas K. Gandhi used non-violence to free India from British rule.||Muhammad Yunus started a bank for poor people in Bangladesh.||My Hero & Childnet ask |
"How can we use the Internet
as a Tool for Peace and Hope?"
|Nelson Mandela is Muhammad Ali's hero because he understands what it means to fight against enormous odds||Nelson Mandela's legacy: |
The world remembers
|Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela dedicated his life to abolishing apartheid and establishing a democracy in South Africa.|
|Nickole Evans is using technology for peace.||Oprah Winfrey was honored by the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity .||Oscar Arias Sanchez won a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to establish peace in Central America.||Peace Bringer - August/September 2012 |
(& Summer 2013 Update Honoree!)
Jeanne Meyers, MY HERO Project
|Peace Children voted overwhelmingly for peace and change.||Peace It Together empowers youth to promote peace.|
|Peace Palace |
International Court Of Justice seeks global peace and justice by settling disputes between countries.
|Peace Pilgrim |
(Mildred Norman Ryder) walked over 25,000 miles for peace.
|PeaceJam Foundation Students from around the world focus on a Global Call to Action for peace on the anniversary of 9/11.||Playing For Real Reggie McBride & Mark Johnson make Peace through Music with Playing for Change-||Pope John Paul II was one of the most widely travelled and influential leaders of the 20th century.||Postpessimists is working for change |
in the Balkans.
|Ralph Bunche was a diplomat and teacher who won a Nobel Peace Prize.||Rigoberta Menchu Tum was the first Guatemalan to |
receive the Nobel
|Romeo Alain Dallaire is a celebrated humanitarian for his work during the Rwandan genocide.||Ron Kovic peacemaker, artist and author who sheds light on those using media to promote peace in the world.||Ron Kovic has worked for peace for over four decades.||Roshi Bernie Glassman finds|
peace in using
Zen to help
|Ruty Hotzen inspires students from around the world through Talking Kites, iEARN.||Ryuichi Hirokawa photographer who illuminates the needs of children in crisis.||Sadako Sasaki inspired an international peace movement.||Saint Francis of Assisi was a true example of harmonious existence on Earth.||Sarah Winnemucca was an advocate for Paiute rights and the first Native American woman to publish a book.||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.||Slater Jewell-Kemker is an award-winning student reporter and filmmaker who works for a better environment and for peace.||Stephanie Hope Smith works as a neutral mediator for Native American tribes.||The Art Miles Mural Project|
Joanne Tawfilis teaches respect and understanding through art.
|The Everest Peace Project promotes peace, teamwork, and cultural understanding.||The Fourteenth Dalai Lama lives peace and is a pillar of integrity to many people.|
|Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Prize for Peace for brokering a treaty between Japan and Russia.||UWC Initiative for Peace brings together teens from India and Pakistan to discuss nuclear disarmament.||Winston Churchill was one of the first to recognize and warn others of Hitler's danger to freedom and human rights.||Womens Peace Movement of Liberia stopped the violence in through peaceful means.||Yitzhak Rabin made peace a priority as the leader of Israel.||Yuri Mason shared her love of life and peace through the power of her paintings.|