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Hero Characteristics

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Heroes Name Locale read or listen to or watch their story why they are a hero more info
SuAnne Big Crow South Dakota A Story of Courage    
Vinoba Bhave        
Mamie Till-Bradley Chicago Mamie Bradley lectured around the country, calling herself " a nobody " and her son "a little nobody who shook up the world." She said she used to think what happened to blacks in the South was their business. "The murder of my son has shown me that what happens to any unless, anywhere in the world, had better be the business of us all."    
Jimmy Carter        
Raj Chandra Jain philosopher and intellectual.      

Mahatma Gandhi

  His Story    
Arun Gandhi        
Thich Nhat Hanh        
Petra K. Kelly   Nonviolence Speaks to Power (1992)
Essays by Petra K. Kelly, a founder of the German Green Party (Die Grünen), during 1987-91.
   
Martin Luther King, Jr.        
Aung San Suu Kyi 1. Burma
2. Oxford, UK
3. UN, N.Y.,US
4. Bhutan
5. Oxford, UK
6. Burma
Her Story    
Albert John Lutuli 1. Southern Rhodesia
2. South Africa
His Story    
Nelson Mandela        
Robert Muller

       
Tolstoy, Leo Nikolayevich (1828-1910)        
Jayaprakash Narayan        
Ruskin        
Gene Sharp        
Mother Teresa        
Desmond Tutu        

List of Female Peace Activists / Heroes

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LAUREATES

Year of Award

Locale / Country

Background

Baroness Bertha von Suttner

1905

Germany

 

Jane Addams (co-winner) [1]

1932

United States

 

Emily Green Balch (co-winner) [2]

1946

United States

 

Betty Williams  (co-winner) [3]

1977

Ireland

 

Mairead Corrigan  (co-winner) [4]

1977

Ireland

 

Mother Teresa

1979

Yugoslav republic of Macedonia / India

 

Alva Myrdal (co-winner) [5]

1982

Mexico

 

Aung Sang Suu Kyi 

1991

Burma

 

Rigoberta Menchú Tum

1992

Guatemala

political activist

(For more details on the History of  female Nobel Laureates, see NobleHeroines)                                                                      

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE CANDIDATE SHORT LIST

Locale / Country

Background

Priscilla Peckover

England

Quaker.   Led the  Women's Auxiliary of the Peace Society in 1882.   One of Britain's outstanding pacifist pioneers.   Successfully led the Local Peace Association in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire that rapidly began outperforming the male Peace Society with 4,000 women joining by 1885.

 

Annie Besant

England

theosophist and social reformer,

Lucia Ames Mead

United States

peace activist

Belva Lockwood

United States

 

Carrie Chapman Call

United States

 

Elsa Brändström

Sweden

humanitarian

Dr. Aletta Jacobs

Netherlands

feminist and activist

Helene Stöcker

 

activist

Käthe Kollwitz

Germany

artist

Muriel Lester

 

Christian socialist

Vera Brittain

England

author

Oliver Schreiner

South Africa  

feminist and writer

Eleanor Roosevelt

United States  1947

distinguished work on human rights

Rosika Schwimmer

Hungary  1948 

peace campaigning

     

(For more details on the History of  female Nobel Laureates, see NobleCandidates-Female)

Female Peace Activists

Origin

Comments

Jane Addams (1860-1935)

American

pacifist of the early 20th century

Frederika Bremer

Swedish

novelist and pacifist

Josephine Butler

British

 
Dr. Helen Caldicott    

Chrystal Eastman

American

socialist

Elizabeth Fry

 

Pacifist, prison reformer

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

American

writer

Marie Goegg

Swiss

activist

Emily Hobhouse

British

humanitarian and pacifist

Julia Ward Howe

American

Author; `Battle Hymn of the Republic'); `Appeal to Womanhood throughout the World' ; founder of Women's International Peace Association, based on Christian principles

Ellen Key

Swedish

 

Anne Knight

 

radical Quaker

Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence

American

 

Margaret Lucas

 

pacifist , John Bright's sister

Catherine Marshall

British

 

Florence Nightingale

 

influential in the drawing up of the Geneva Convention of 1864 on the treatment of war wounded

Priscilla Peckover

British

pacifist pioneer

Christine de Pisan

Italian

poet

Eugenie Potoni-Pierre

   

Helen Rappaport

 

author of An Encyclopedia of Women Social Reformers

Arundhati Roy

Indian Booker Prize Winning author of God of Small Things .

Ellen Robinson

   

Rosika Schwimmer

Hungarian-born American

 

Severine

French

Writer, founder of the Association `la paix et le disarmement par les femmes'.

Mary Wright Sewall

American

led the ICW.  set up a permanent committee on peace and arbitration - established programs for educating children in Christian pacifist ideals

Harriet Beecher Stowe

American

Author

Bertha von Suttner

Austrian

pacifist

Princess Gabrielle Wiesnewska

French

 

(Compiled from: Rappaport, Helen, The origins of women's peace campaigning, History Today, 03-01-2002, pp 28. )

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[1] with Nicholas Murray Butler

[2] with John Mott

[3] with Mairead Corrigan

[4] with Betty Williams

[5] with Alfonso García Robles