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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's brewing holocaust. Dong-hyuk is shown in Geneva to discuss crimes against humanity in North Korea, June 5, 2013. His story is chronicled in "Escape from Camp 14" (Blaine Harden).

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 Sandler

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

Freedom Riders Mug Shots

Mugshots of civil rights activist Freedom Riders, Jackson Mississippi, 1961.

Mugshots of civil rights activist Freedom Riders, Jackson Mississippi, They fought for the rights of others. We must not ever forget their commitment to the civil rights movement.

Kathrine Switzer marathon. First woman to break the barrier & run in the Boston marathon. It took another 5 years before woman were allowed to run. 1967. These photos are when she was being attacked by an official.

LOOK: Women Weren't Allowed To Do This -- But She Did It Anyway

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.

Inspiring

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.

Starlet Billie Burke who went on to play "Glenda the Good Witch" in The Wizard of Oz movie

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.

"Don't be afraid of hard work. Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Don't let others discourage you or tell you that you can't do it. In my day I was told women didn't go into chemistry. I saw no reason why we couldn't." -- Gertrude Belle Elion (1918-1999)

Gertrude B. Elion won a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He innovative research in drug development paved the way for the AIDS drug AZT.

Harriet Beecher Stowe c1852.jpg

Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin", not only saddened but outraged by the existence of slavery. She encouraged President Lincoln to sign the Emancipation Proclamation.

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