Category Archives: My Heros and Scoundrels list

All it takes for good to prevail is for evil men to do nothing. But its probably going to take more than that, eh? So here are the ones taking action.

Hero-James (Jimmy) E. Carter-President, Humanitarian, Diplomat

James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, Jr. served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981 and was the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, the only U.S. President to have received the Prize after leaving office. … Continue reading

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Hero-Geoffrey Canada -Founder of the Harlem Children’s Zone

wikipedia-Geoffrey Canada Founder of the Harlem Children’s Zone, this activist has created a model for breaking the poverty cycle of black American children in Harlem, NY. This revolutionary thinking is based on the idea that teaching parents to achieve has … Continue reading

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Scoundrel-Joeseph Stalin

There are few that match this killer of millions. Rising to the dictator of Russia, he wasn’t even a Russian but a Georgian. In conversation someone said they thought he had killed a million of his people, “about ten million … Continue reading

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Hero -A. Phillip Randolph greatest black labor leader in America

1889-1979 Acknowledged as the greatest black labor leader in American history, A. Philip Randolph founded the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and pioneered in advancing racial equality within the labor movement. He was ever in the forefront of campaigns to … Continue reading

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Heroine -Eleanor Roosevelt Human rights activist

wikipedia-Eleanor Roosevelt Human rights activist, humanitarian, 1st lady, feminist Truly an exceptional woman, who sat at the pinnacle of world events, as a national figure, wife, confidant and colleague to an honored president, and activist in her own right on … Continue reading

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Heroine -Virginia Woodhull 1st woman to run for president

Virginia Woodhull was no ordinary achieving woman. She was an extraordinary woman whose life began with charlatan parents. This is best described by the author of her biography Other Powers, by Barbara Goldsmith as follows: Billed as a clairvoyant and … Continue reading

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Heroine -Susan B. Anthony Suffragette and human rights activists

Susan Brownell Anthony (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906) was a prominent  feminist leader who played a pivotal role in the latter half of the 19th century in the w omen’s rights movement. Instrumental in bringing voting rights to … Continue reading

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Hero-Peter Beneson co-founder of Amnesty Intl.

English Lawyer who in July 1961 founded Amnesty International with Seán MacBride (Irish -Minister of Affairs Ireland. president of Amnesty International  following  Beneson). According to his own account while traveling in the London Underground on 19 November 1960, when he … Continue reading

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Hero -Senator Gaylord Nelson

wikipedia -Gaylord Nelson Wisconsin Senator who initiated the Earth Day and instrumental in legislating environmental issues. One of the two men who brought the environmental concerns into a movement that today is part of our lives. Oddly enough in its … Continue reading

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Hero -Ray Kurzweil, scientist, inventor (text to speech), scanners and more

INNOVATORS AND THOUGHT LEADER http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Kurzweil Creator/sponsor of first CCD Flatbed scanner and text to speech synthesizer to make OCR machine so that the printed word could be heard. First used by the sight impaired. 1976 Kurzweil was inspired to create … Continue reading

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