Member, United States House of Representatives (1969 - 1983)
In 1968, Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to the United States Congress, and she represented New York's 12th Congressional District. In 1972, she became the first black candidate for a major party's nomination for President.
16th President of the United States (1861 - 1865)
Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War — its bloodiest war.
Member, U.S. House of Representatives (New York's 16th District)
Eliot Engel is the U.S. Representative for New York's 16th congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party. His new district, District 16, contains parts of the Bronx and Westchester County.
First Lady of the United States (1989 - 1993) and Second Lady of the United States (1981 to 1989)
Barbara Bush was the wife of George H. W. Bush, who was the 41st President of the United States, and served as First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993. She had previously served as Second Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989.
President of South Africa (1994 - 1999)
Nelson Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa (1994 - 1999). He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election.
36th President of the United States (1963 - 1969)
Lyndon B. Johnson, often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician, who served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969, assuming the office after serving as the 37th Vice President of the United States from 1961 to 1963.
1st President of the United States (1789 - 1797)
George Washington was an American politician and soldier, who served as the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797, and was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He also served as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army.
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1940 - 1945 and 1951 - 1955)
Sir Winston Churchill was a British statesman who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory over Nazi Germany during World War II.
26th President of the United States (1901 - 1909)
Theodore Roosevelt was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. He also served as the 25th Vice President of the United States.
45th Vice President of the United States (1993 - 2001)
Al Gore served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001, under President Bill Clinton. Gore has received a number of awards, including the Nobel Peace Prize (joint award with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2007).