The second of her parents' five daughters, she had a happy childhood, full of support from her parents, despite experiencing poverty in the Depression and racism in her mostly white neighborhood.
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Xu Xnrán (pen name Xinran) is a British-Chinese journalist and broadcaster, born in Beijing in 1958.
In the late 1980s, she began working for Chinese Radio and went on to become one of China's most successful journalists.
In 1997 she moved to London, where she initially worked as cleaner.
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai was a superhero long before she came to the attention of the world for being the target of a Taliban assissination attempt in October 2012.
Fannie Lou Hamer (born Fannie Lou Townsend on October 6, 1917 – March 14, 1977) was an American voting rights activist and civil rights leader.
A former sharecropper, Fannie Lou Hamer's Congressional testimony is so powerful that President Johnson calls an impromptu press conference to get her off the air. But his plan backfires. Watch her powerful testimony: