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My Heroines/heroes

My Heroines/heroes

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Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated. – Coretta Scott King

Susan B. Anthony

Memorial Day

Although it's an incredibly chilling time in history, it's an amazing photo. Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics which were held in Nazi Germany.

President Barack Obama greets people in the audience at the National Peace Officers Memorial Service, an annual ceremony honoring law enforcement who were killed in the line of duty, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., May 15, 2012.

An Egyptian woman talks on her cell phone as she waits to vote in Cairo, on May 23, 2012.

Thank you Harvey Milk for paving the way. I often wonder what the world would be like today if your life had not been cut short.

The Economy

Caroline Kennedy and First Lady Michelle Obama

Remembering Those Who Died

Christiane Amanpour

Max! Both my son and the character!

  • Deb Saia
    Deb Saia

    RIP Maurice! Let the wild rumpus begin!

An astonishing look at the oppression of woman worldwide - and people who have triumphed in spite of it. The title comes from the phrase 'Women hold up half the sky'.

Happy Birthday, Pete Seeger!

Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall

Rocky and Bullwinkle

Picasso's "Guernica" memorializes the aerial bombing of the Basque town by the Germans, with the permission of Franco during the Spanish Civil War (1936-39).

Stay informed!

Edna Adan Ismael founded this maternity hospital in Somaliland with her life's savings. She is the country's first nurse-midwife, and she also relentless fights female genital mutilation. We have a chapter on her in Half the Sky.

Dr Martin Luther King was a mighty moral thinker and a brilliant strategist for effecting change.

One of the most indomitable people I've ever met is Mukhtar Mai, one of my heroes. A Pakistani woman, she used compensation money after a gang rape to start schools and a women's movement. I've had the honor of speaking twice at her school's commencement.

So this is my book with my wife, Sheryl. I won't give you a review because I'm not entirely objective.

The girl on the left, Somana, is a wonderful, courageous girl who was kidnapped and sold to a brothel at 14. The brothel gouged out her eye as punishment when she complained. After we wrote about her, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited her on a trip to Cambodia--and the visit reverberated through the Cambodian bureaucracy. The message was that maybe these girls matter after all, if America cares about them.

President Barack Obama sits in the seat Rosa Parks refused to give up in a Montgomery, Alabama city bus on December 1, 1955. The bus is currently housed at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.