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Who Is Ruby Bridges? Ruby Bridges (born September 8, 1954) was six when she became the first African-American child to integrate a white Southern elementary school on November 14, 1960, escorted to class by her mother and U.S. marshals due to violent mobs. Read Ruby Bridges Biography.
Born into slavery in Maryland, Harriet Tubman (c. 1820 to March 10, 1913) Activist, Civil Rights Activist escaped to freedom in the North in 1849 to become the most famous “conductor” on the Underground Railroad. Read Harriet Tubman Biography.
Adolf Hitler was born on 20 April 1889 in the small Austrian town of Braunau to Alois Hitler who later became a senior customs official and his wife Klara, who was from a poor peasant family. Read Adolf Hitler Biography.
Beto O’Rourke (Robert Francis O’Rourke) was born on 26 September 1972, El Paso, Texas, United States. Beto became deeply involved in the civic, business and community efforts in El Paso. Continue reading Robert Francis O’Rourke Biography and Profile.
Mary Prince was born into enslavement on Bermuda around 1788, and sold away from her family at the age of ten. In 1828, she was brought from Antigua to England by her then owners, Mr and Mrs John Wood. Read Mary Prince Biography and Profile.
Haile Selassie was born on 23 July 1892. Emperor Haile Selassie I worked to modernize Ethiopia for several decades before famine and political opposition forced him from office in 1974. Continue with Haile Selassie I Biography and Profile.
Martin Luther King Jr was born on 15 January 1929. King is remembered for his non-violent protests against segregation and his “I Have a Dream” speech. Read more. Martin Luther King Jr Biography and Profile.
Susan Brownell Anthony was born February 15, 1820. Susan B. Anthony was a Editor, Publisher, suffragist, abolitionist, author and speaker who was the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Read Susan Brownell Anthony Biography.
Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) was born Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on April 21, 1926, in London, to Prince Albert, Duke of York (later known as King George VI), and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. Read Queen Elizabeth II Biography and Profile.