Barack ObamaBarack H. Obama, the 44th President of the United States, had been in power for less than eight months when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009.
Dalai LamaThe Dalai Lama has taken numerous peaceful actions to free Tibet. In 1980, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
Elie WieselA Nobel Peace Prize winner and Boston University professor, Wiesel worked on behalf of oppressed people for much of his adult life.
Harvey MilkHarvey Milk, born May 22, 1930, New York, —died Nov. 27, 1978, San Francisco), was an American politician and gay-rights activist.
John F KennedyJohn F. Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States (1961-1963), the youngest man elected to the office
John LennonJohn Lennon will be known for the many things that he did with the Beatles, but something that he will also be remembered for is his ideas about peace
Kofi AnnanKofi Annan was the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001
Mahatma GandhiMohandas Gandhi is one of the most famous leaders and champions for justice in the world
Malala YousafzaiMalala is the youngest person ever to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
She won it for her “activism” (peaceful fight for a good cause) to spread awareness of the need for girls to have access to education.
Martin Luther King JrCivil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1929, never backed down in his stand against racism. He dedicated his life to achieving equality and justice for all Americans of all colors.
Mother TheresaMother Teresa was a Catholic nun who spent her life living for others. She helped the poor and destitute, and she will forever be remembered for her loving acts.
Nelson MandelaNelson Mandela was a civil rights leader in South Africa. He fought against apartheid, a system
Princess DianaShe devoted herself to such charitable efforts as the battle against the use of land mines. Diana used her international celebrity to help raise awareness about this issue.
Rosa ParksCivil rights activist Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat to a white passenger, spurring the Montgomery boycott and other efforts to end segregation
Wangari MaathaiWangari Maathai was the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Maathai played an active part in the struggle for democracy in Kenya.
She started The Green Belt Movement that contributed to the planting of over thirty million trees.
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