Congressman John Lewis (1940 - 2020) was an important figure in the civil rights movement and pushed for racial equality throughout his long career. From marching on Washington with Martin Luther King Jr. to serving on the U.S. House of Representatives in Georgia, Lewis was at the forefront of monumental change. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011.
By boldly illustrating young women disguising themselves as young men, this PSA calls attention to the grave issue of women's safety and equal opportunity in India.
Yasmine Sherif leads Education Cannot Wait, a UN-hosted, global fund for education in emergencies.
Stories from MY HERO Partner, The Christian Science Monitor
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Iqbal Masih was a Pakistani child laborer who fought against slave labor until his death at age 12.
Jessica is the founder of Video Volunteers (VV), a human rights media organization's impact on people from India's most marginalized communities.
Hero Stories curated by MY HERO General Editor and Story Director Abigail Richardson.
Audio curated by MY HERO Audio director Stu Pearlman.
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