Abraham Lincoln's Life, Leadership, & Legacy:
Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin Reveals the Man Behind the Icon
Anne Frank & Miep Gies are heroes to Freedom Writers founder and teacher, Erin Gruwell.Captain Nemo inspired hero, Dr. Robert Ballard to explore the sea.Curtis Mayfield who is Doreen Van Lee's hero, was an influential singer and songwriter.
Dan & Amy Eldon are not only Kathy Eldon's children; they are also her heroes.Dan Eldon inspired Kathy Eldon with his art, his poetry and his life.Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays mentored Reverend Calvin O. Butts, who is now pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, NY.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Congressman John Lewis talks about how Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired him as a young man during the Civil Rights Movement
Duke Ellington inspires Pulitzer Prize-winning musician Wynton Marsalis.Explorers Among Robert Ballard's heroes are Jason and the Argonauts, Captain Nemo, Captain Cook and Joseph Campbell.Fridtjof Nansen was a scientist, explorer, humanitarian and diplomat.Heroic Women Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai writes about the heroic women who have inspired her.
Hilda Solis' Heroes Jimmy Carter For as long as she can remember, Sherry Lansing has considered President Carter her hero.Jose Manuel Ramos-Horta is Kerry Kennedy's hero because of his human rights work in East Timor.Joseph Rotblat is a hero and a friend to Nobel Peace Prize-winning doctor, Bernard Lown.
My Father, Arthur Newman Actor, businessman, philanthropist Paul Newman on his dad.My Father, Ronald Reagan talks about his father's examples and those of the Tibetan Monks and Nelson MandelaMy Father, Rupfure Thomas & Nelson Mandela and Rupfure Thomas are heroes to lifesaver Paul Rusesabagina.My Sister: Jennifer Bird Women's basketball star Sue Bird talks about her sister and her hero: Jen Bird
My Teachers : Billie Jean King honors her teachers in her essay featured in My Hero.Nelson Mandela Children's troubadour Raffi writes about his hero, Nelson MandelaNelson Mandela is Muhammad Ali's hero because he understands what it means to fight against enormous oddsPaul Robeson's Heroes include Denmark Vesey, Frederick Douglass, and Jawarahal Nehru.
 
The Concept of Heroes is the topic of Elie Wiesel's essay, published in My Hero Extraordinary People on the Heroes Who Inspire ThemVedran Smailovic 'The Cellist of Sarajevo,' is Peacemaker Jason Crowe's hero.William Beebe Sylvia Earle's hero, was a deep-sea diver and naturalist. 

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