International artist, political critic.
Weiwei mobilizes people through the use of social media & has been censored by Chinese authorities due to his criticism on the Chinese government’s position on human rights & democracy.
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Designer for Sustainable Living. Fuller’s work included a multitude of designs that revolutionized the field of engineering and influenced designers, architects & scientists to think in terms of sustainable living when addressing design & engineering issues.
Scientist of humans & chimpanzees. Jane Goodall is an internationally revered scientist whose work & research has led to a greater understanding of the behavior similarities between humans & chimpanzees. [Image: Attila JANDI/Shutterstock.com]
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Clergyman & Nobel Peace Prize Recipient. King led numerous demonstrations, including the first great Negro nonviolent demonstration in 1955 & the famous peaceful march on Washington, D.C. where he delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. Image: Daniel M. Silva / Shutterstock.com
Mother of civil rights movement. Rosa Parks became an iconic figure in 1955 when she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger Montgomery, Alabama – an act of defiance that led to the end of legal segregation in America. Image Source: American Academy of Achievement / © UPI/Bettman
Writer, Actor, Director, Documentarian. Lee's work addresses issues of race, color, and the portrayal of the African-American life, among other political issues.
Innovator of accessible technology. With a mission of making computers cheaper, accessible to everyday consumers, and user-friendly, Apple Inc. was an influential player in the evolution of modern technology. Image: Denys Prykhodov / Shutterstock.com
Ecologist & writer from Springdale, PA. Rachel Carson was the author of Silent Spring (1962), a breakthrough book on the dangers of excessive use of synthetic chemical pesticides on the environment after World War II. [Image: Neftali/Shutterstock.com]