Monthly Archives: July 2010

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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Happy Independence Day!

I wish all of you a great celebration with all the trimmings of grilled food and outdoor fun. Its America’s birth day and she’s 234 years old. Try to fit that many candles on a cake! A problem for all … Continue reading

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Goodbye Shawn

I wish my friend of twenty one years Shawn Mocus, rest and the joys of heaven, whom I learned just passed away July 2nd. His laughter, good nature and helping hands will be missed but not forgotten. Chicago Tribune Shawn … Continue reading

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