Rosa Parks was born Rosa Louise McCauley on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama. Mrs. Parks received more than forty-three honorary doctorate degrees. Parks met Pope John-Paul II in St. Louis, MO and read a statement to him asking for racial healing. Rosa Parks was a symbol to all to remain free. Read Rosa Louise Parks Biography and Profile.
Kwame Nkrumah was born on September 21, 1909, in Nkroful, Gold Coast (now Ghana), and shepherded the country in its struggle for independence from Great Britain. He went on to be named life president of both the nation and his politic party, until the army and police in Ghana seized power in 1966 and he found asylum in Guinea. Read Kwame Nkrumah Biography and Profile.
Born on November 19, 1917, Indira Gandhi was the daughter of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. Indira Gandhi was an Indian politician and the only female Prime Minister of India. October 31, 1984, Indira Gandhi was assassinated outside her home by two of her trusted bodyguards, seeking retribution for the events at the temple. Read Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi Biography and Profile.
Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas ‘Mahatma’ Gandhi) born October 2, 1869, has come to be known as the Father of India and a beacon of light in the last decades of British colonial rule, promoting non-violence, justice and harmony between people of all faiths. Read Mohandas ‘Mahatma’ Gandhi Biography and Profile.
Born in Yangon, Myanmar, 19 June 1945, Aung San Suu Kyi spent much of her early adult years abroad before returning home and becoming an activist against the brutal rule of dictator U Ne Win. She was placed under house arrest in 1989 and spent 15 of the next 21 years in custody, winning the 1991 Nobel Prize for Peace along the way. Read Aung San Suu Kyi Biography and Profile.
Malcolm X (May 19, 1925 to February 21, 1965) was a minister, human rights activist and prominent black nationalist leader who served as a spokesman for the Nation of Islam during the 1950s and 1960s. Due largely to his efforts, the Nation of Islam grew from a mere 400 members at the time he was released from prison in 1952 to 40,000 members by 1960. Read Malcolm X Biography and Profile.