Jeannette Pickering Rankin is a great example of someone who bravely stands up for their beliefs despite what the majority thinks. Before she became the first woman to become a member of the U.S. Congress, Jeanette placed herself in situations where she would learn about the difficulties faced by those who were poor and second-class in the United States.
Before his life was cut short at the age of 35, José Rizal accomplished more than many do in a lifetime. He was an award winning poet, and brilliant critic of the Spanish historical accounts of the societies in his native pre-colonial Philippines. Full of intelligence and humility, Rizal gained the respect and admiration of prominent men from around the world. Yet, more importantly, Rizal’s love for his nation and his fellow men led him to spark a revolution that uplifted the welfare of so many.