Einstein, when he arrived in America, was shocked at how Black Americans were treated. “There is separation of colored people from white people in the United States," he said. "That separation is not a disease of colored people. It is a disease of white people. And, I do not intend to be quiet about it.” And, he wasn't.
Since Catherine Hershey couldn't have kids of her own, she and her husband Milton used their money to establish the Hershey Industrial School--a home and school for orphaned boys--in November 1909. Today, it's the nation's largest, cost-free, private, co-ed home and school for children from families of low income, limited resources and social need.
Clarina Nichols three life-defining passions: women's rights in child custody, married women's property rights, and equality in matters pertaining to public schools. Teaming up with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Nichols helped organize the first-ever National Woman's Rights Conventions and became one of the most sought-after speakers on the circuit.
Notorious RBG: The Supreme Court Justice Turned Cultural Icon
In 1897 small groups of women joined forces to form the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies. (NUWSS) led by Millicent Garrett Fawcett who maintained that peaceful protests were the only way to achieve equal rights for women. Millicent strongly believed that violence or trouble caused by protesters would only prove to men that women could not be trusted with the right to vote.