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    Richard Crews

    Office Manager, YWCA Yonkers

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    Richard Crews is the Office Manager at YWCA Yonkers, located in Yonkers, New York. The members and supporters of YWCA Yonkers include women from many different faiths, ages, backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures.

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    Koshawn McMillan

    Client Care Worker, YWCA Yonkers

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    Koshawn McMillan is a Client Care Worker at YWCA Yonkers, located in Yonkers, New York. The members and supporters of YWCA Yonkers include women from many different faiths, ages, backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures.

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    Tashera Simmons

    Ambassador, YWCA Yonkers and Founder, Freedom of Truth

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    Tashera Simmons an Ambassador at YWCA Yonkers, located in Yonkers, New York. The members and supporters of YWCA Yonkers include women from many different faiths, ages, backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures. Simmons is the ex-wife of recording artist DMX.

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    Jerry Smith

    Building Superintendent, YWCA Yonkers

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    Jerry Smith is the Building Superintendent at YWCA Yonkers, located in Yonkers, New York. The members and supporters of YWCA Yonkers include women from many different faiths, ages, backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures.

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    Angela Adetola

    President of the Board of Directors, YWCA Yonkers

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    Angela Adetola is the President of the Board of Directors at YWCA Yonkers, located in Yonkers, New York. The members and supporters of YWCA Yonkers include women from many different faiths, ages, backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures.

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    Charlie Knight

    CEO, YWCA Yonkers

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    Charlie Knight is the CEO at YWCA Yonkers, located in Yonkers, New York. The members and supporters of YWCA Yonkers include women from many different faiths, ages, backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures.

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  • George Floyd

    George Floyd

    Security Guard

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    George Floyd was an African-American man who died during a police arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Protests in response to both his death, and more broadly to police violence against other black Americans, quickly spread across the United States.

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  • Tamika D. Mallory

    Tamika D. Mallory

    Activist

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    Tamika D. Mallory is an American activist. She was one of the leading organizers of the 2017 Women's March, for which she and her three other co-chairs were recognized in the TIME 100. She is a proponent of gun control and the Black Lives Matter movement.

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  • Crispus Attucks

    Crispus Attucks

    Stevedore

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    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

    Marcus Garvey

    Founder, Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League

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    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).

    Collections: Black History Month

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  • Tarana Burke

    Tarana Burke

    Founder, Me Too Movement

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    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

    Rosa Parks

    First Lady of Civil Rights

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    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".

    Collections: Black History Month · Women's History Month

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  • David Hogg

    David Hogg

    Founding Member, Never Again MSD

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    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

    Matthew Shepard

    Murder Victim

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    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

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    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

    Kerry Kennedy

    President, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

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    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

    Mahatma Gandhi

    Leader, Indian independence Movement

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    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

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    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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  • Emmett Till

    Emmett Till

    Icon, Civil Rights Movement

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    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.

    Collections: Black History Month

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  • Sojourner Truth

    Sojourner Truth

    African-American Abolitionist and Women's Rights Activist

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    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.

    Collections: Black History Month · Women's History Month

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  • Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass

    African-American Social Reformer and Abolitionist

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    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.

    Collections: Black History Month

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  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman

    American Abolitionist

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    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.

    Collections: Black History Month · Women's History Month

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  • Malala Yousafzai

    Malala Yousafzai

    Co-Recipient, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

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    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.

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  • Elihu Eli El

    CEO, Progressive Innovation

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    Elihu Eli El is currently CEO at Progressive Innovation. He has close to 20 years of experience in software and system development, testing, and systems integration for a variety of defense and commercial applications.

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  • Carol Mizoguchi

    Family Assistance Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

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    Carol Mizoguchi is currently a Family Assistance Program Specialist at U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, where she joined the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance (OFA) in February 2016.

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  • There are 28 total persons in this view, with 25 items displayed per page.