Rachel Carson Her monumental book Silent Spring documented the devastating effects of pesticides like DDT on birds and the environment, and the revelations eventually helped lead to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.
ROSA PARKS - received national recognition, including the NAACP's 1979 Spingarn Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, and a posthumous statue in the United States Capitol's National Statuary Hall.
Introducing ClearWater - "ClearWater was founded with one big goal: provide every indigenous family with sustainable access to clean water in a region where oil drilling & ensuing industrialization has contaminated local water supplies and driven steady deforestation for 50 years. Since its establishment in late 2011, ClearWater has built more than 500 family-sized rainwater harvesting systems, providing safe access to clean water for thousands of people."
Randy Pausch: Pausch learned that he had pancreatic cancer, a terminal illness, in September of He gave an upbeat lecture entitled "The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" on September 2007 at Carnegie Mellon
Frederick Douglass with his second wife Helen Pitts Douglass (sitting). The woman standing is her sister Eva Pitts. [Douglass' first wife, Anna Murray Douglass, died on August After a year of depression, Douglass married Helen on January