A small woman with a relentless spirit and a lifetime of sacrifice, Dolores Huerta has spent almost 60 years on the front lines of labor advocacy and civil rights. Her courage, wit and determination has not only helped improve the living and working conditions of countless families, but has inspired many others to take risks to achieve an “inheritance of justice.”
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.
Kathryn Bolkovac was formerly a police officer from Lincoln, Nebraska now with the U.N. International Police Task Force hoping to earn extra money college money for her children, travel the world, and learn more about […]
Susan B. Anthony – “The Workhorse of the Women’s Rights movement.” A courageous leader in educational reform, labor activism, abolitionism, temperance, and most prominently, women’s rights.
We are excited to publish our annual collection of 10 inspirational heroes. Our heroes are compiled from awards, honors and lists handed out in 2012. For each of the heroes on this list there are […]
“A Hero Ahead of His Time” Ninety years before Rosa Parks famously refused to give up her seat because of her race, Octavius Catto defied a conductor’s request to vacate a horse-drawn tram to make […]
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. […]
Here is a collection of 11 inspirational heroes compiled from lists from around the world in 2011. For each of the heroes on this list there are dozens more on the lists they came from, […]
For seven years Jorge Muñoz has brought hope and happiness to the needy who gather on the street corners of Queens, New York. Jorge’s humble efforts and his heroic commitment to feed his needy neighbors […]
At the age of 30, the newly appointed Chief Joseph of the Wallowa band of the Nez Perce had little idea that he would hold the fate and lives of his people and his culture. […]