Paul Revere (independence)
1735 - 1818
- Known as a patriot in the American Revolution.
- He organized an intelligence and alarm system to keep watch on the British military.
- He was an American silversmith and engraver by trade.
Frederick Douglas (civil rights)
1818 - 1895
- He was an African American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer and statesman.
- He was born into slavery and escaped from slavery in 1838 by dressing up as a sailor.
- He was friends with Susan B. Anthony and Abraham Lincoln who both believed that slavery should be abolished.
Susan B. Anthony (women's rights)
1820 - 1906
- She was an American social reformer who believed in women's rights and wanted to stop slavery.
- She was involved in passing the law that allowed women to vote in four states and it included Colorado, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming.
- Susan B. Anthony has been honored in several ways including the silver dollar in 1979.
Mary McLeod Bethune (education)
1875 - 1955
- She was an American educator, stateswoman, philanthropist and civil rights activist.
- She started a school for African American girls in Daytona Beach, Florida.
- She knew F.D.R. and was invited as a member of his Black Cabinet. She advised him on concerns of black people.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (New Deal and World War II)
1882 - 1945
- He was the 32nd President of the United States. He was president for four terms, longer than any other President.
- He developed the New Deal, a plan for providing jobs and stimulating the economy.
- He started several organizations and programs including the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Progress Administration.
Eleanor Roosevelt (United Nations and human rights)
October 11, 1884 - November 7, 1962
- She was the wife of F.D.R. and the longest running first lady of the United States.
- She was a diplomat and civil rights activist and she advocated for expanding roles for women in the workplace and the civil rights of African and Asian Americans as well as WWII refugees.
- She also helped write the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights
Lyndon B. Johnson (Great Society and voting rights)
1908 - 1973
- He became the 36th President of the United States after JFK was assassinated.
- He signed several civil rights bills while in office. Examples are voting rights act and the civil rights bill that banned racial discrimination in the workplace, housing and public facilities.
- He is only one of four people who have served as President, Vice President, Senator and Representative.
Thurgood Marshall (civil rights)
1908 - 1993
- He was the first African American Supreme Court justice in 1967.
- He argued as a lawyer before the Supreme Court the case Brown vs Board of Education. A decision that ruled that segregated public schools are not legal.
- Thurgood Marshall made significant contributions in women's rights, labor laws, and housing laws.
Cesar Chavez (worker's rights)
1927 - 1993
- He was a Mexican American labor leader who co-founded the United farm workers union.
- He was also a Latino American civil rights activist and has become the symbol for Hispanic empowerment.
- He is famous for the slogan " Si , se puede " ( Yes one can.)
Anthony Alexander Duncan
2007 - Present
- He is an African American triathlete who has completed in six triathlons starting at age seven.
- Would like to grow up and become a pilot and help people who are poor and travel and see the world.
- Would like to teach people fitness and self defense.