Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela - Nelson Mandela. (Born 18 July 1918) is a South African politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, the first to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. Before being elected President, Mandela was a militant anti-apartheid activist, and the leader and co-founder of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC).
Harriet Tubman became famous as a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad during the turbulent 1850s. Born a slave on Maryland's eastern shore, she endured the harsh existence of a field hand, including brutal beatings. In 1849 she fled slavery, despite a bounty on her head, she returned to the South at least 19 times to lead her family & hundreds of other slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Tubman also served as a scout, spy and nurse during the Civil War. #tubman
Isn't it crazy, the things we become? Thank you, Mr. President. Yours was the first administration I knew and you and your family have set the bar high. So much respect for you. (Photographs of Barack Obama as Barry the Freshman in 1980 by Lisa Jack.)
The heartfelt-the joy of receiving a pair of shoes, 1947, following WWII "New Shoes" by Gerald Waller, Austria 1946 Six year-old Werfel, living in an orphanage in Austria, hugs a new pair of shoes given to him by the American Red Cross. This photo was published by Life magazine.