Angel Hero: Sadako Sasaki

September 17, 2018

Sadako Sasaki inspired an international peace movement.

Explorer Hero: Sacajawea

September 17, 2018

Sacajawea is my hero because she showed that girls can do anything, and she proved herself very tough by co-leading a 6-1/2 month, 4,000 mile journey and carrying her infant child along the way.

 

Business Hero: Bill Gates

September 17, 2018

"Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one."

Teacher Hero: Robert Moses

September 17, 2018

"The most urgent social issue affecting poor people and people of color is economic access. In today's world, economic access and full citizenship depend crucially on math and science literacy. "

Music Hero: Duke Ellington

September 18, 2018

"Any time that something is difficult for me, I think about how Duke Ellington continued productivity under all kinds of relentless pressure"

Freedom Hero: Nelson Mandela

September 18, 2018

Nelson Mandela is one of the world's true freedom fighters, and his life and personal triumphs will be remembered long after the world has forgotten the evils of Apartheid.

Explorer Hero: Yuri Gagarin

September 18, 2018

"Orbiting Earth in the spaceship, I saw how beautiful our planet is. People, let us preserve and increase this beauty, not destroy it!"

Poet Hero: Hadraawi (Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame)

September 18, 2018

"This respected poet is to the Somalis what Shakespeare was to the English...his poems and literary works reflect on all aspects of life such as social ills, politics, love, peace and the agony of the Somali people." - Ahmed Hussein Kahin

Family Hero: Ronald V. Dellums

September 18, 2018

My father is my hero and the hero of the invisible, the oppressed, depressed, lost, shattered, despised, abused, faceless and nameless all over the world.

Business Hero: John Tu

September 18, 2018

"I often tell people, you know, I think in one’s lifetime if you have just touched someone, one person, and made a difference, then I think you are already very, very, successful."