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    Crispus Attucks

    Stevedore

    Crispus Attucks was a stevedore of African and Native American descent, widely regarded as the first person killed in the Boston Massacre and thus the first American killed in the American Revolution. He became an icon of the anti-slavery movement.

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    Marcus Garvey

    Founder, Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League

    Marcus Garvey was a Jamaican political activist, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator. He was the founder and first President-General of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (commonly known as UNIA).

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    Tarana Burke

    Founder, Me Too Movement

    Tarana Burke is a civil rights activist from Bronx, New York who founded the Me Too Movement. In 2006, she began using the phrase "Me Too" on social media to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual abuse and assault in society.

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    Rosa Parks

    First Lady of Civil Rights

    Rosa Parks was an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The United States Congress has called her "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".

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    David Hogg

    Founding Member, Never Again MSD

    David Hogg is a student who survived the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on February 14, 2018 and afterward became a gun control advocate and an activist against gun violence. He is one of twenty founding members of Never Again MSD.

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    Matthew Shepard

    Murder Victim

    Matthew Shepard was a student at the University of Wyoming who was beaten, tortured, and left to die near Laramieon the night of October 6, 1998. He was taken by rescuers to Poudre Valley Hospital, where he died six days later from severe head injuries.

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  • Kweku Mandela

    Kweku Mandela

    Co-Founder, Africa Rising Foundation and Grandson, Nelson Mandela

    Kweku Mandela is a producer, known for "Inescapable" (2012), "Mandela's Children" (2018) and "Dreamland" (2018). He is the grandson of Nelson Mandela, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.

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    Kerry Kennedy

    President, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

    Kerry Kennedy is the seventh child and third daughter of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel. She is also a niece of the late President John F. Kennedy and United States Senator Ted Kennedy, and a cousin of former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy.

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    Mahatma Gandhi

    Leader, Indian independence Movement

    Gandhi was an Indian activist, who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.

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  • Naomi Wadler

    Naomi Wadler

    Activist

    March for Our Lives was a student-led demonstration in support of tighter gun control. Turnout was estimated to be between 1.2 and 2 million people, making it one of the largest protests in United States history. Participants included Naomi Wadler.

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