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Activist Spotlight: Coretta Scott King

Activist Spotlight: Coretta Scott King

Coretta Scott King, the wife of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was a civil rights leader and activist for decades. From her earliest work at her husband’s side to her recent activism, King proved a leading light in the fight to create a better, fairer world....

Activist Spotlight: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

Activist Spotlight: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, champion of labor and advocate for women’s rights, was born in August of 1890 in Concord, New Hampshire. She came from a family of activists and Irish nationalists.    From an early age, Flynn dedicated herself to the socialist movement....

Author and Activist Spotlight: Joan Didion

Author and Activist Spotlight: Joan Didion

One of the marks of a truly gifted writer is the ability to turn from a novel writer to a respected journalist. Joan Didion is a writer that has accomplished this and much more. She's been a novel writer, journalist, political activist, and cultural icon. Her...

Author and Activist Spotlight: Helen Keller

Author and Activist Spotlight: Helen Keller

When many of us think about Helen Keller, we think of her as a young woman who was able to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to lead an extraordinary life. However, Keller was much more than just the epitome of reaching your full potential despite circumstances...

Author and Activist Spotlight: Michelle Obama

Author and Activist Spotlight: Michelle Obama

Former First Lady Michelle Obama serves as a shining example of service and activism for her fellow Americans. By the time she reached the White House, she already had accomplished a lot; before becoming the first African American First Lady of the United States, she...

Author and Activist Spotlight: Cokie Roberts

Author and Activist Spotlight: Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts, considered a pioneer for female journalists and one of the most recognized political correspondents of the century, passed away from complications due to breast cancer on September 17, 2019. In her wake, she leaves behind a legacy of authorship and...

Author and Activist Spotlight: Mary Wollstonecraft

Author and Activist Spotlight: Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft was a literary figure of the eighteenth century who strove for the emancipation of women through education. Her personal life was also unconventional as Mary was fiercely independent in her loves, lifestyle, and convictions. In her fiction, she...