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Her name is Frances Wilson and she was a Freedom Rider.    Frances, a 23 year old student at Tennessee State University, was expelled for her participation in the Freedom Rides along with 14 other students. In 2008, the expelled students all received honorary doctorates from Tennessee State University. Frances received her honorary degree in 2011.

Her name is Frances Wilson and she was a Freedom Rider. Frances, a 23 year old student at Tennessee State University, was expelled for her participation in the Freedom Rides along with 14 other students. In 2008, the expelled students all received honorary doctorates from Tennessee State University. Frances received her honorary degree in 2011.

<b>While best known for his "I Have a Dream" speech, King's legacy included much more than that.</b>

<b>While best known for his "I Have a Dream" speech, King's legacy included much more than that.</b>

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to enter and complete the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. She registered u...

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to enter and complete the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. She registered u...

During 1961, student volunteers took bus trips through the South to test anti-segregation laws. They were known as freedom riders. They were often attacked while they were acting peacefully.

During 1961, student volunteers took bus trips through the South to test anti-segregation laws. They were known as freedom riders. They were often attacked while they were acting peacefully.

Rachel Carson is the founder of the modern environmental movement. She courageously spoke out against the chemical industry and their use of pesticides. Her book, Silent Spring, reminded us we are all part of a vulnerable world and we all have a responsibility to protect it. In 1963 she testified to Congress calling for measures to protect human health and the environment.

Rachel Carson is the founder of the modern environmental movement. She courageously spoke out against the chemical industry and their use of pesticides. Her book, Silent Spring, reminded us we are all part of a vulnerable world and we all have a responsibility to protect it. In 1963 she testified to Congress calling for measures to protect human health and the environment.

A famous picture of Rosa Parks on an integrated bus.  When Rosa refused to give her seat up on the bus for a white man she became a role to many and nearly changed the future.

A famous picture of Rosa Parks on an integrated bus. When Rosa refused to give her seat up on the bus for a white man she became a role to many and nearly changed the future.

"Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit.  You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him." ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him." ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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