From a family line of KKK members, Bob Zellner became one of the first white students to engage in the early civil rights movement. He organized sit-ins, rallies, investigations and speeches from Missouri to Massachusetts. Along his journey, Zellner was insulted, violently attacked, beaten unconscious, and arrested over 18 times. Yet even now in his 70’s, Bob stands fast for democracy, equality and justice.
The end of high school is an exciting time for most students. In many countries it means a journey into higher education and/or the beginning of an adult life. In Israel, students prepare to join […]
Malala has become a young national hero in Pakistan, known for her powerful voice and her courage to stand up for freedom and human rights. From the age of 11 she has boldly expressed her feeling about the restrictions imposed on female education and has united with other students to face an intimidating foe. This past week, the teenage Malala was shot in a failed assassination attempt, she is currently in critical condition.
Against the will of her family and the wishes of those in power, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland gives us a beautiful example of personal courage, commitment and drive to raise awareness about generations of social injustice. […]
The outgoing, charismatic and handsome Hans Scholl started his young life following the Nazi party in the increasingly unstable German nation of the 1930s. Full of hope and excitement, Scholl believed in the unquestioned authority […]
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.
Tired of witnessing violence, seeing friends and family members killed and fearing for their own safety, youth from the most dangerous cities throughout Colombia began to rise up for peace in 1996. This was no […]
In no particular order, these inspiring people from around the world have caught our attention for their works on behalf of the human community in 2010. Read more about these amazing heroes by following the links to the source material.
Her name inspires hope, communicates strength and spotlights the human rights struggle in Iran. Though certainly not alone in her struggle, Shiva Nazar Ahari’s example of steadfast determination is a rallying point for many women […]