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.
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.
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.
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.
Icon, Civil Rights Movement
Emmett Till was a 14-year-old African-American who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, after a white woman said she was offended by him in her family's grocery store. The brutality of his murder and the fact that his killers were acquitted drew attention.
African-American Abolitionist and Women's Rights Activist
Sojourner Truth was an African-American abolitionist. She was born into slavery, but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom. After going to court to recover her son, in 1828 she became the first black woman to win such a case against a white man.
African-American Social Reformer and Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York.
Born into slavery, Harriet Tubman escaped and subsequently made some thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved people, family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.
Co-Recipient, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize
Malala Yousafzai is an activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. She is known for human rights advocacy, especially the education of women and children in her native Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northwest Pakistan.