His defiant protests helped shape Americans' opposition to the Vietnam War, and they landed The Rev. Daniel Berrigan behind bars.
He worked to support many "everyday" heroes who risked everything for equality and justice.
The Lincoln Brigade was 2,800 men and women, African-American, Latino and white, who volunteered to defend Spain's elected government from Franco and his fascists.
Danny Rubin was a long time leader of the CPUSA: Rubin's work included major contributions to struggles of the progressive movements from the 1950's up until the time of his death.
A strong and deeply respected leader in the labor movement, Reid will be remembered as a champion for working people.
She cared deeply about connections: between teaching and activism, art and labor, history and practice, and above all, between people.
Sacks' writing chronicled case histories of his brain-disordered patients whose challenges were detailed in sympathetic and fascinating ways.
Julian Bond's life traced the arc of the civil rights movement, from his efforts as a militant young man to the top leadership post at the NAACP.
Dr. Howard, the son of a long line of coal miners, was born November 23, 1951 in Hazard, Kentucky.
No one could play the blues like B.B. King, who died Thursday night at age 89 in Las Vegas, Nevada.