Greta Thunberg was born on 3 January 2003 in Sweden to her mother Malenda Ernman. Thunberg’s main goal is for governments to reduce emissions in line with the Paris Agreement, limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C over pre-industrial levels. She’s a quiet, socially awkward girl, seen as different. Greta Thunberg Biography and Profile.
Jane Goodall,Animal Rights Activist and Scientist, was born April 3, 1934, in London, England to Mortimer, an engineer and Vanne, an author. Jane loves animals even as a child. Jane is made a Dame of the British Empire (the equivalent of a knighthood) on February 20, 2004 during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London. Jane dreamt of living in Africa to watch and write about animals. Read Valerie Jane Morris-Goodall Biography and Profile.
Ida B. Wells, African-American Activist, Civil Rights Activist, Journalist who led an anti-lynching crusade in the United States in the 1890s. She was born July 16,1862, Holly Springs, Mississippi. She died March 25, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. Her cemetery name is Oak Woods Cemetery. Read Ida Bell Wells biography and profile.
Halima Aden, Activist, Model, was born 19 September 1997, in a refugee camp in Kenya, she moved to the U.S. with her mom at age seven. The world of Western high fashion that Aden has been whirled into is slowly catching up. Halima is constantly interrupted by eager schoolgirls wanting selfies with her, and older women who pull their veils closer while volunteering advice. Read Halima Aden Biography and profile.
Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, Nigerian Human Rights Activist was born 28 June 1965 in Yelwa, Yauri, Kebbi State by a Yoruba mother to a Hausa father. He was a notable Pro-Democracy figure in the then Global Pro-Democracy resistance of the late ‘80s and a respected Youth leadership voice from Africa. In 1999, Gbenga was elected as the first Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the then ruling Party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Read Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim Biography and Profile.
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.
In April, Veronica Zodwa Mathe, affectionately known as the “Mother of Azania”, was awarded the Order of Luthuli. Born (Zondeni Veronica Mathe) on the 27th July 1927 in Hlobane in KwaZulu-Natal, she got married to Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe on the 6th June 1954. Read Veronica Zodwa Mathe Biography and Profile.
James Baldwin was born 2 August 1924, New York City, an essayist, playwright and novelist regarded as a highly insightful, iconic writer with works like The Fire Next Time and Another Country. James Baldwin published the 1953 novel Go Tell It on the Mountain, going on to garner acclaim for his insights on race, spirituality and humanity. Baldwin’s writing career began in the last years of legislated segregation; his fame as a social observer grew in tandem with the civil rights movement as he mirrored blacks’ aspirations, disappointments, and coping strategies in a hostile society. Read James Arthur Baldwin Biography and Profile.
Jackie Walker born 10 April 1954, British Jewish activist, Vice-Chair Momentum, author of her family memoir Pilgrim State, co-author and performer of The Lynching. My father Jack Cohen was a Russian, Ashkenazi Jew who migrated to the USA as a child from Moscow around 1914-18. Read Jacqueline Walker biography and profile