10 Inspiring People From The 20th Century
From revolutionaries to musicians, these 10 people have inspired millions across the world.
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10. Muhammad Ali (b. 1942)
Boxer, Philanthropist, Social activist
One of the greatest boxer’s of all time & an important figure in the US civil rights movement.
09. Bob Marley (1945 to 1981)
Marley’s music spread a message of peace & unity, whilst challenging colonialism & racism.
08. Rosa Parks (1913 to 2005)
Civil Rights Activist
Her refusal to give up her bus seat in 1955 sparked the 382-day Montgomery Bus Boycott. This ultimately led to changes in segregationist law.
07. Che Guevara (1928 to 1967)
Marxist Revolutionary, Author, Military Leader
An important figure in the Cuban revolution. Following his death, he became a symbol for revolution & rebellion.
06.Mother Teresa (1910 to 1997)
Nun, Charity Worker, Saint
Founded the Missionaries of Charity to love & care for those people nobody wanted to look after. It helps people in more than 100 countries.
05. Emmeline Pankhurst (1858 to 1928)
Women’s Rights Activist
British suffragette whose militant tactics helped secure equal voting rights for women.
04. Nelson Mandela (b. 1918)
Anti-apartheid Activist, Politician
Fought against South Africa’s apartheid regime and was jailed for 27 years. He became the country’s first black president.
03. Winston Churchill (1874 to 1965)
Journalist, Author, Prime Minister
His stirring speeches rallied Britain to victory during World War Two.
02. Martin Luther King (1929 to 1968)
Minister, Civil Rights Activist
Head of the US civil rights movement & proponent of non-violent protest. His leadership was critical in ending legal segregation.
01. Mohandas Gandhi (1869 to 1948)
Indian Nationalist Leader, Anti-War Activist
Used non-violence & civil disobedience to push India towards independence.
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