As a strategist he was crucial to the organization of the March on Washington and his desire for non-violent protest was one that saw him work closely with Martin Luther King. As an openly gay man in a time when homosexuality was criminalized, Rustin’s effectiveness was somewhat limited, as people’s prejudices got the better of their judgment.
John Daido Loori was a deeply realized and compassionate teacher of Zen who dedicated his life to helping others to live in equanimity and compassion.
Michael A. Monsoor sacrificed his life by jumping on a grenade in order to save his team mates. He was awarded the Medal of Honor.
Guy Môquet is a symbol of French resistance and national pride after being executed by the occupying Germans. His final letter to his family is remembered across France.
Emily Douglas is the founder (at age 11) of Gandma’s Gifts, an organization committed to assisting those in need in the Appalachia area.
David lives in Philadelphia and works as a security guard at a local football stadium. He has just been rejected for a job in New York and his marriage is failing.
Vicente Ferrer helped millions of poor people in India by providing health care and rural development.
Erin Brockovich gained fame for her role in battling the Pacific Gas and Electric Company who had been leaking poisonous compounds into the local water supply of Hinkley, California.
Lt. C. Carwood Lipton is a fictional character in the HBO series Band Of Brothers (he was based on a true person however).