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  • Top 101 Reformers, Revolutionaries, Activists, and Change Agents

    Abbie Hoffman

    2 pages Article Lexile: 1250LGRL: Z

    (b. 1936–d. 1989) Abbie Hoffman, who received psychology degrees from both Brandeis University (1959) and the University of California, Berkeley (1960), was active in the American civil rights movement before turning his...

    From Top 101 Reformers, Revolutionaries, Activists, and Change Agents Ed. Nicholas Faulkner .  People You Should Know New York: Britannica Educational Publishing with Rosen Educational Services, 2017. 

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    Abraham Lincoln

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    (b. 1809–d. 1865) The 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, ranks among the greatest of all American statesmen. Many historians also place him among the greatest men of all time. Lincoln came to the...

    From Top 101 Reformers, Revolutionaries, Activists, and Change Agents Ed. Nicholas Faulkner .  People You Should Know New York: Britannica Educational Publishing with Rosen Educational Services, 2017. 

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    Ai Weiwei

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    (b. 1957–d. ) Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei produced a multifaceted array of creative work, including sculptural installations, architectural projects, photographs, and videos. While Ai was lauded...

    From Top 101 Reformers, Revolutionaries, Activists, and Change Agents Ed. Nicholas Faulkner .  People You Should Know New York: Britannica Educational Publishing with Rosen Educational Services, 2017. 

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    Albert Gore, Jr.

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    (b. 1948–d. ) A leading moderate voice in the United States Democratic party, Al Gore served as a congressman and senator before becoming vice president in the administration of President Bill Clinton. Gore earned a...

    From Top 101 Reformers, Revolutionaries, Activists, and Change Agents Ed. Nicholas Faulkner .  People You Should Know New York: Britannica Educational Publishing with Rosen Educational Services, 2017. 

  • Top 101 Scientists

    Alexander von Humboldt

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    (b. 1769–d. 1859) Along with Napoleon, Alexander von Humboldt was one of the most famous men of Europe during the first half of the 19th century. He was a German scholar and explorer whose interests encompassed virtually...

    From Top 101 Scientists Ed. Elizabeth Lachner .  People You Should Know New York: Britannica Educational Publishing with Rosen Educational Services, 2017. 

  • Top 101 Reformers, Revolutionaries, Activists, and Change Agents

    Aung San Suu Kyi

    4 pages Article Lexile: 1250LGRL: Z

    (b. 1945–d. ) The leader of the opposition to the ruling military government in Myanmar (formerly Burma), Aung San Suu Kyi brought international attention to the struggle for human rights and the restoration of democracy...

    From Top 101 Reformers, Revolutionaries, Activists, and Change Agents Ed. Nicholas Faulkner .  People You Should Know New York: Britannica Educational Publishing with Rosen Educational Services, 2017. 

  • Sex and Gender

    Background and History

    71 pages Topic overview

    On May 13, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education jointly issued a letter to schools and colleges across the nation regarding the use of bathroom facilities by transgender students. Its...

    From Sex and Gender : A Reference Handbook Contemporary World Issues Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2017. 

  • Top 101 Reformers, Revolutionaries, Activists, and Change Agents

    Barack Obama

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    (b. 1961–d. ) In only four years Barack Obama made an improbable rise from the state legislature of Illinois to the highest office of the United States. The first African American to win the presidency, he made history...

    From Top 101 Reformers, Revolutionaries, Activists, and Change Agents Ed. Nicholas Faulkner .  People You Should Know New York: Britannica Educational Publishing with Rosen Educational Services, 2017. 

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    Bayard Rustin

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    (b. 1910–d. 1987) American civil rights activist Bayard Rustin took an active role in the struggle for racial equality. He disagreed with racial segregation and believed in pacifist agitation. Rustin was the chief...

    From Top 101 Reformers, Revolutionaries, Activists, and Change Agents Ed. Nicholas Faulkner .  People You Should Know New York: Britannica Educational Publishing with Rosen Educational Services, 2017. 

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    Benazir Bhutto

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    (b. 1953–d. 2007) The first woman to attain political leadership of a Muslim country in modern times was Benazir Bhutto. In 1988 she was named prime minister of Pakistan to succeed General Mohammad Zia ul-Haq—the man who...

    From Top 101 Reformers, Revolutionaries, Activists, and Change Agents Ed. Nicholas Faulkner .  People You Should Know New York: Britannica Educational Publishing with Rosen Educational Services, 2017. 

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    Betty Friedan

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    (b. 1921–d. 2006) U.S. author and feminist Betty Friedan was best known for her book The Feminine Mystique (1963), which challenged the traditional roles of women. In 1966 she cofounded the National Organization for...

    From Top 101 Reformers, Revolutionaries, Activists, and Change Agents Ed. Nicholas Faulkner .  People You Should Know New York: Britannica Educational Publishing with Rosen Educational Services, 2017. 

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    Billie Jean King

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    (b. 1943–d. ) The first woman professional athlete to be paid more than $100,000 in a single year was Billie Jean King, in 1971. Perhaps the greatest woman doubles player in tennis history, she was also an activist for...

    From Top 101 Reformers, Revolutionaries, Activists, and Change Agents Ed. Nicholas Faulkner .  People You Should Know New York: Britannica Educational Publishing with Rosen Educational Services, 2017. 

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    Blessed Mother Teresa

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    (b. 1910–d. 1997) One of the most highly respected women in the world, Mother Teresa was internationally known for her charitable work among the victims of poverty and neglect—particularly in the slums of Calcutta (now...

    From Top 101 Reformers, Revolutionaries, Activists, and Change Agents Ed. Nicholas Faulkner .  People You Should Know New York: Britannica Educational Publishing with Rosen Educational Services, 2017. 

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    Cesar Estrada Chavez

    4 pages Article Lexile: 1250LGRL: Z

    (b. 1927–d. 1993) Hailed by Senator Robert F. Kennedy as “[o]ne of the heroic figures of our time,” American labor leader Cesar Chavez was instrumental in changing the working conditions of migrant workers on American...

    From Top 101 Reformers, Revolutionaries, Activists, and Change Agents Ed. Nicholas Faulkner .  People You Should Know New York: Britannica Educational Publishing with Rosen Educational Services, 2017. 

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    Charles Darwin

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    (b. 1809–d. 1882) The theory of evolution by natural selection that was developed by Charles Darwin revolutionized the study of living things. In his Origin of Species (1859) he provided a scientific explanation of how...

    From Top 101 Reformers, Revolutionaries, Activists, and Change Agents Ed. Nicholas Faulkner .  People You Should Know New York: Britannica Educational Publishing with Rosen Educational Services, 2017. 

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    Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    3 pages Article Lexile: 1250LGRL: Z

    (b. 1860–d. 1935) U.S. feminist, lecturer, writer, and publisher Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a leading theorist of the women's movement in the United States. She fought for economic independence for women and believed...

    From Top 101 Reformers, Revolutionaries, Activists, and Change Agents Ed. Nicholas Faulkner .  People You Should Know New York: Britannica Educational Publishing with Rosen Educational Services, 2017. 

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    Che Guevara

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    (b. 1928–d. 1967) The leftist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara was passionately devoted to world revolution through guerrilla warfare. He believed that the only way to end the great poverty of the masses in the...

    From Top 101 Reformers, Revolutionaries, Activists, and Change Agents Ed. Nicholas Faulkner .  People You Should Know New York: Britannica Educational Publishing with Rosen Educational Services, 2017. 

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    Cornel West

    3 pages Topic overview Lexile: 1250LGRL: Z

    (b. 1953–d. ) Cornel West is an African American philosopher, educator, writer, and activist, born on June 2, 1953, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was praised for his keen insights into the difficulty of growing up black in...

    From Top 101 Reformers, Revolutionaries, Activists, and Change Agents Ed. Nicholas Faulkner .  People You Should Know New York: Britannica Educational Publishing with Rosen Educational Services, 2017. 

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    Dalai Lama

    4 pages Article Lexile: 1250LGRL: Z

    (b. 1935–d. ) To Tibetan Buddhists, a Dalai Lama is the incarnation of the lord of compassion who takes earthly forms in order to help humankind. The title is often translated as “Ocean of Wisdom.” The Dalai Lama is the...

    From Top 101 Reformers, Revolutionaries, Activists, and Change Agents Ed. Nicholas Faulkner .  People You Should Know New York: Britannica Educational Publishing with Rosen Educational Services, 2017. 

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    David Ross Brower

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    (b. 1912–d. 2000) The U.S. environmentalist David Ross Brower spent nearly 70 years in his effort to protect wilderness areas in the United States. He was involved with such groups as the Sierra Club, Friends of the...

    From Top 101 Reformers, Revolutionaries, Activists, and Change Agents Ed. Nicholas Faulkner .  People You Should Know New York: Britannica Educational Publishing with Rosen Educational Services, 2017.