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To Serve With Honor

To serve with honor
Leonard Matlovich, a U.S. Air Force sergeant, was awarded the Purple Heart for service in Vietnam, but discharged soon after telling his captain he was gay and appearing in uniform on the cover of Time magazine with the words, "I Am a Homosexual" emblazoned next to him. While he may have "settled" in his fight against the Air Force, he was a pioneer in the fight for gay and lesbian rights in the military.
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TT Staff
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History
Social Justice Domain
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Mary Robinson

“Mary Robinson, lawyer, human rights activist and feminist, redefined the scope of two important positions. Robinson was elected the first woman president of Ireland in 1990, serving until 1997. She took up the post of United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights from 1997 to 2002.”
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Teaching Tolerance Staff
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Civics
Social Justice Domain
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Graça Machel

Graça Machel dedicated her life to fighting for the rights of children—especially those who have fallen victim to war—all over the world.
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Teaching Tolerance Staff
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Civics
History
Geography
Social Justice Domain
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Declaration of Sentiments, Seneca Falls Conference, 1848

Abolitionists Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott convened the first women’s rights convention in 1848 in Seneca Falls, N.Y. Their Declaration of Sentiments, modeled after the preamble to the Declaration of Independence, demanded the full rights of citizenship for women.
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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Civics
History
Social Justice Domain