Jane Addams (September 6, 1860 – May 21, 1935) was a pioneer American settlement activist/reformer, social worker, public philosopher, sociologist, author, and leader in women’s suffrage and world peace. She created the first Hull House. In an era when presidents such as Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson identified themselves as reformers and social activists, Addams...Read More »
Roosevelt was born to privilege but became one of the most visible social activists of her generation. She used her prominence as first lady to advocate for reform, giving visibility to movements for workers’ rights, women’s rights and civil rights and pushing FDR and his advisers to support progressive legislation. She held press conferences and voiced her opinions in radio broadcasts and a regular newspaper column. She also helped draft the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Benjamin E. Mays was a distinguished African American minister, educator, scholar, and social activist best known as the president of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia from 1940 to 1967. Pictured with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Horace Julian Bond (born January 14, 1940), is an American social activist and leader in the American civil rights movement, politician, professor, and writer. While a student at Morehouse College he helped establish the SNCC. He was the first President of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Bond left Morehouse in 1961, and returned to complete his BA in English in 1971 at age 31. In 1965, he was one of 8 African Americans elected to the Georgia House of Representatives.
Meet the extraordinary social activist and philanthropist from India, Dr. Sunitha Krishnan. Most famous for being the co-founder of Prajwala, a charitable foundation and institution that helps women and girls who suffered from human trafficking and prostitution to find shelter and a new life by giving them education so they can start new careers. "The time is not for guilt and shame... the time is for action".Sunitha Krishnan http://www.thextraordinary.org/sunitha-krishnan
Dorothy Irene Height (1912–2010) was an administrator, educator, and social activist. She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women for forty years, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994, and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.
Alice Hamilton is a great inspiration for Alexis. Alice Hamilton is known for many good works, most notable however is her work helping children living in high polluted inner-city areas in chicago. She wrote many books and was the first woman allowed in the Harvard School of Medicine. Alexis has read all of her books and many biographies. Alexis believes Alice Hamilton to be one of the most important social activists in Americas history.