EQUAL RIGHTS

Susan B. Anthony
Suffragette, abolitionist, and women’s rights advocate.

Ruby Bridges
In 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges became the first African American to integrate a white public school in New Orleans. Later in life, Bridges became a civil rights advocate.

Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King is a former World No. 1 ranked professional tennis player, and an advocate for gender equality.

John Lewis
Joined and led the U.S. civil rights movement. He was one of the leaders of the March on Washington and risked his life marching for equal rights in Selma, Alabama.

Nelson Mandela
Leader of the anti-apartheid movement and President of South Africa.

Ralph Metcalfe
Won a silver and a gold medal in track in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, which demonstrated to his Nazi hosts that race does not define talent and greatness.

Harvey Milk
The first openly gay politician elected to public office in California, Harvey Milk supported a diverse range of human rights and community issues: gay, environmental and labor rights, and neighborhood relationship- building.

Dr. Victor Pineda
President of World ENABLED and a leading global expert on disability rights.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of President John F. Kennedy and Senators Robert and Edward Kennedy, founded Camp Shriver in 1962, which evolved into the Special Olympics in 1968, providing sports training and competition for people with intellectual disabilities.

Gloria Steinem
As a lifelong activist, organizer, and champion of feminism, Gloria Steinem supports issues related to the achievement of equality, regardless of gender.

Bryan Stevenson
Civil rights lawyer, founder of Equal Justice Initiative

Edith Windsor
LGBT activist and plaintiff in the case US v. Windsor that overturned a section of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Rabbi Stephen S. Wise
A prominent American Reform rabbi and leader and president of both the American and World Jewish Congresses. He was a vocal opponent of Nazism and advocated for greater admission of Jewish refugees to the U.S. and Palestine before WWII.

 

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