Majora Carter – an Activist for Environmental Justice and Economic Equality

Majora Carter is one of New York City’s most well-known activists for environmental justice and economic equality. In February 2006, Carter gave an inspiring and emotionally charged eighteen minute speech on “Greening the Ghetto” at a TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference in Monterey, California. More specifically, this convention calls attention to the prevalent issue of … Read more

The Biography of Sophie Scholl

“How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause? It is such a splendid sunny day, and I have to go. But how many have to die on the battlefield in these days, how many young, promising lives? What does my death … Read more

Lillian Wald Biography

On March 10, 1867, Lillian Wald was born into a German-Jewish middle-class family in Cincinnati, Ohio. She resided with her family in Ohio until 1878 when she moved with her family to Rochester, New York for her father’s career as an optics dealer. Her family enrolled her into a boarding school for young ladies called … Read more

Hosea Williams” Biography

A child was born on January 15, 1926 to a blind, teenage mother. That child was going to become a man by the name of Hosea Williams, a Civil Rights activist and a politician. William’s mother would die giving birth to a daughter, and said daughter along with Hosea, went to live on their grandparents” … Read more