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John F. Kennedy

35th President (1961-1963) This information is from the Whitehouse: Presidents of the United States

On November 22, 1963, when he was hardly past his first thousand days in office, John Fitz ... read this biography

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Thurgood Marshall

He laid the legal foundation for the end of segregation in the South. With the legislative and executive branches of government largely indifferent to racial discrimination, Thurgood Marshall turned t ... read this biography

Ralph Nader

He has been called the nation's nag. He denounced soft drinks for containing excessive amounts of sugar (more than nine teaspoons a can). He warned Americans about the health hazards of red dyes used ... read this biography

Rosa Parks

One woman’s act of courage marked the symbolic beginning of the modern Civil Rights Movement. Rosa Parks, an Alabama seamstress, refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus to a white man. A volun ... read this biography