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H E R O

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Brian Steele / creature actor (Your Highness, Anchorman 2, Underworld, Blade, Men in Black)

Brian Steele

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Andy Serkis / creature actor (Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Avengers, Planet of the Apes, King Kong)

Andy Serkis - IMDb

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Ben Wright / creature actor (Dog Soldiers, Captain America, Guardians of the Galaxy, Sherlock Holmes)

Ben Wright

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Doug Jones / creature actor (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth, Fantastic Four, Legion)

Pictures & Photos of Doug Jones

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Mark Ashton (1960-87) - gay rights + miners activist

Pride: “Prejudice Can’t Survive Proximity”

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James Arthur Baldwin (1924-1987) // African-American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic.

TIME Magazine Cover: James Baldwin - May 17, 1963

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Danny: Was he a man? Danny: If he heard glass breaking in the middle of the night, is he gonna jump out of bed, say, “stay here,” + look through the house naked with a baseball bat, or hide under the covers with you? Is he gonna get grossed out when you give birth, or dry your forehead and tell you you look beautiful while all that disgusting stuff is coming out of you? Is he not afraid to get into a fistfight at a Springsteen show. Mindy: You’re just talking about yourself.

Maysoon Zayid (stand-up / cerebral palsy)

I got 99 problems... palsy is just one

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Molly Lewis serenades Stephen Fry at 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Humanist Chaplaincy, Harvard University.

Hergé

First Ladies Who Deserve Their Own Holidays

The White Rose - a non-violent, intellectual resistance group in Nazi Germany. Students from the University of Munich & their philosophy professor: — Hans+Sophie Scholl, Alex Schmorell, Willi Graf, Christoph Probst, Traute Lafrenz, Katharina Schüddekopf, Lieselotte (Lilo) Berndl, Jürgen Wittenstein, Marie-Luise Jahn, Falk Harnack, Hubert Furtwängler, Wilhelm Geyer, Manfred Eickemeyer, Josef Söhngen, Heinrich Guter, Heinrich Bollinger, Helmut Bauer, Harald Dorhn, Rudi Alt, Wolfgang Jaeger.

Arabella Mansfield (1846-1911) - First female lawyer in the US, admitted to the Iowa State Bar in 1869. Despite an Iowa State Law that only allowed white males over the age of the twenty one to take the bar exam, she was allowed and passed with high marks. Mansfield never actually practiced law but instead devoted her life to teaching and the suffrage. movement.

Claudette Colvin (1939 - )- Preceded Rosa Parks demonstration by nine months at 15 years old.Pioneer of the African-American civil rights movement. In 1955, she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama.

Helen Richey (1909–1947) - Amelia Earhart's copilot on one flight across the Atlantic. She became the first woman hired to be a pilot by a commercial airline in the US. She was the first woman licensed as an aviation instructor. She was the first woman to fly a scheduled mail flight. During WWII she commanded a group of women pilots for the British Air Transport Auxiliary, flying bombs between factories and airbases. She died by suicide at age 38

Harriet Tubman (1820-1913); African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made more than nineteen missions to rescue more than 300 slaves[1] using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era struggled for women's suffrage.

Sam Berns (1996-2014)

Life According to Sam

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Lena Dunham (Vogue)

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David Foster Wallace (1962-2008) - American novelist, short story writer, essayist, professor.

Alan Watts

Irena Sendler (1910-2008) WWII Warsaw Ghetto plumbing/sewer specialist. Sendler managed to smuggle out and save 2500 children.