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profile name: Jesse Jackson profile occupation: Civil Rights Activist, Minister, Journalist
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profile name: Hugh Hefner profile occupation: Entrepreneur
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profile name: Suze Orman profile occupation: Entrepreneur, Talk Show Host, Journalist
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profile name: Temple Grandin profile occupation: Educator, Biologist, Writer
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profile name: Roger Ebert profile occupation: Film Critic, Talk Show Host, Journalist
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profile name: Robert L. Johnson profile occupation: Entrepreneur
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Out of necessity, these Jewish writers, filmmakers, comedians and political activists learned how to survive the atrocities of Adolph Hitler's genocidal reign in World War II and go on to achieve international stardom in their respective fields. From Nobel Peace Prize winning author Elie Wiesel to the hilarious sexual therapeutics of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, learn about the lives of these Holocaust survivors and how they've thrived beyond their tragic beginnings.
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American society experienced a revolution in the late 1960s and early 70s, especially for African-Americans and women. Janis Joplin was the finest white blues singer of her generation; female singer-songwriters like Carole King and Joni Mitchell shared their innermost thoughts and feelings; Aretha Franklin emerged as the Queen of Soul; and Bonnie Raitt established herself as both a strong vocalist and a brilliant guitarist. Through their music, the women of this era created the soundtrack of social progress.
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