Thurgood Marshall

Occupation: Lawyer and Supreme Court Justice Born: July 2, 1908 in Baltimore, Maryland Died: January 24, 1993 in Bethesda, Maryland Best known for: Becoming the first African-American Supreme Court Justice Biography: Where did Thurgood Marshall grow up? Thurgood Marshall was born in Baltimore, Maryland on July 2, 1908. His father, William, worked as a steward […]

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Occupation: Women’s rights activist and abolitionist Born: November 12, 1815 in Johnstown, New York Died: October 26, 1902 in New York City, New York Best known for: A leader in the fight for women’s suffrage Biography: Where did Elizabeth Cady Stanton grow up? Elizabeth Cady was born in Johnstown, New York on November 12, 1815. […]

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman escaped slavery to become a leading abolitionist. She led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom along the route of the Underground Railroad. Who Was Harriet Tubman? Born into slavery in Maryland, Harriet Tubman escaped to freedom in the North in 1849 to become the most famous “conductor” on the Underground Railroad. Tubman risked her […]

Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges, in full Ruby Nell Bridges, married name Ruby Bridges-Hall, (born September 8, 1954, Tylertown, Mississippi, U.S.), American activist who became a symbol of the civil rights movement and who was, at age six, the youngest of a group of African American students to integrate schools in the American South. Bridges was the eldest of eight children, born into poverty in the state of Mississippi. […]

Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King Jr. was a scholar and minister who led the civil rights movement. After his assassination, he was memorialized by Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Who Was Martin Luther King Jr? Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist who had a seismic impact on race relations in the United […]

James Meredith

James Meredith is a civil rights activist who became the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi in 1962. Who Is James Meredith? James Meredith is an American civil rights activist, writer and Air Force veteran.  A Mississippi-native, Meredith joined the military after high school and attended an all-Black college before becoming the first […]

Malcolm X

Malcolm X was an African American civil rights leader prominent in the Nation of Islam. Until his 1965 assassination, he vigorously supported Black nationalism. Who Was Malcolm X? Malcolm X was a minister, human rights activist and prominent Black nationalist leader who served as a spokesman for the Nation of Islam during the 1950s and […]

Denis Mukwege

“We can’t solve this problem if men don’t stand up. They must stand up and tell the men who rape: We do not accept this. If you do not rape but keep silent about rape it means that you accept it.” Dr. Denis Mukwege is a gynaecologist working in the war-torn region of Kivu in […]

Liu Xiaobo

Liu Xiaobo, (born December 28, 1955, Changchun, Jilin province, China—died July 13, 2017, Shenyang, Liaoning province, China), Chinese literary critic, professor, and human rights activist who called for democratic reforms and the end of one-party rule in China. In 2010 he became the first Chinese citizen to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Liu graduated from Jilin University in 1982, and he continued his studies […]

World Renowned Man of History > John Cabot

John Cabot (aka Giovanni Caboto, c. 1450 – c. 1498 CE) was an Italian explorer who famously visited the eastern coast of Canada in 1497 CE and 1498 CE in his ship the Mathew (also spelt Matthew). Sponsored by Henry VII of England (r. 1457-1509 CE) to search for a sea route to Asia, Cabot’s expeditions ‘discovered’ what the Italian […]