Fascinating people making headlines.
July 23, 2012 by Kim Gilmore
Of all the American female aviators in history, Amelia Earhart has captured the world’s imagination the most. The longevity of her story, perhaps, can be credited as much to her own iconic image as to the mysterious and unfinished ending of her tale....
June 26, 2012 by Eudie Pak
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Educator, Astronaut, Physicist / 1951 - 2012
In 1983, astronaut and astrophysicist Sally Ride became the first American woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger. Ride died on July 23, 2012 at the age of 61, following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
July 14, 2012 by Libby O'Connell
This week marks Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday. Like most Americans these days, I was first exposed to Woody Guthrie’s music through the folk anthem, “This Land...also in this article
Children's Activist, Civil Rights Activist, Environmental Activist, Anti-War Activist, Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer / 1919 -
American folk singer Pete Seeger is an iconic figure in the mid-20th century, and is best known for his contributions to the American folk music revival.
Children's Activist, Civil Rights Activist, Environmental Activist, Women's Rights Activist, Anti-War Activist, Guitarist, Singer / 1941 -
Joan Baez is an American folk singer, songwriter and activist who is best known for her distinctive voice and for her role in popularizing the music of Bob Dylan.
June 26, 2012 by Kayla Arias
Tommy Lee Jones has made a successful career out of acting and has starred in a number of films. His latest, Men in Black 3, was released in theaters on May 25th...also in this article
July 6, 2012 by David Blatty
Though exiled during the Tibetan Uprising of 1959, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, has been Tibet's most devout leader for more than 60 years, and continues to be one of the world's most ardent humanitarians and counsellors of peace. In celebration...also in this article