Asmaa Mahfouz

In the face of great adversity, the words “Do not be afraid” could not have come from a more unlikely person. Her whole life had been lived under the tyrannical rule of a corrupt government that restricted and eliminated political opposition. Meet Asmaa Mahfouz; a small, young Egyptian woman who broke through the fear barrier that had kept a dictator in power for 30 years.

Thomas Jefferson

The civic, educational and religious freedoms many of our heroes fight for began with the dreams and declarations of Thomas Jefferson. Though primarily known for his inspirational and revolutionary arguments on behalf of American Democracy and his two terms as an American president, Thomas Jefferson’s greatest accomplishment was eloquently defining freedom, democracy and human rights for the entire world.