Escape from Camp Shin Dong-hyuk is the only man in recorded history to escape a North Korean concentration camp in the "total control zone" and live to tell of it. He works tirelessly to alert the world to the vicious human rights abuses in North Korea.
Irena Sendler A 98 year-old German woman named Irena Sendler recently died. During WWII, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. Irena smuggled Jewish children out; infants in the bottom of the tool box she carried and older
Mugshots of civil rights activist Freedom Riders, Jackson Mississippi, 1961.
In Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.
Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate.<- Dorothy Day has always been a hero of mine.
Mary William Ethelbert Appleton "Billie" Burke (August 1884 – May was an American actress. “Miss Billie Burke. Taken in the early this photo immortalizes the stunningly gorgeous woman who played Glinda the Good Witch in the Wizard of Oz.