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1412-1431 - Joan of Arc - Semi-legendary as a brave & active woman. Burned at the stake (age 19) but beatified in 1909 & canonized in 1920.

1757-1834 - Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette - Aristocrat & military officer. General at age 19 in American Revolutionary War. Leader of Garde nationale during French Revolution.

1891-1916 - Harry Farr - British soldier. Executed for cowardice at age 25 during World War I. "Shot at Dawn" memorial unveiled by his daughter in 2001.

1898-c1920 - Clayton Kratz - Mennonite relief worker in Ukraine. Disappeared from village of Halbstadt in the German Mennonite settlement of Molotschna during the Russian Civil War.


1910-1939 - August Dickmann - First conscientious objector executed by the Nazis in Germany during World War II. CO

1918-1943 - Hans Scholl - Student. Opposed Hilter in non-violent White Rose resistance group. Executed with his sister Sophie.

1919-1943 - Mordechai Abniewicz - Instrumental in the first act of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Subject of monuments in Israel & Poland.
1919-1943 - Kristaq Tutulani - Student & Communist. Captured in anti-Nazi resistance with sister Margarite. Shot & hanged at age 24.

1921-1943 - Sophie Scholl - Student. Opposed Hilter in non-violent White Rose resistance group. Executed with her brother Hans.

1924-1943 - Margarite Tutulani - Student. Captured in anti-Nazi resistance with brother Kristaq (journalist & PKSH member). Shot & hanged at age 19.
1924-Alive? - Mary Berg - American citizen, Holocaust survivor & author. Witnessed Warsaw Ghetto & published book about it in 1944. Later refused interviews & disapeared.

1925-1942 - Helmuth Hübener - Mormon. One of the youngest opponents of the Third Reich to be sentenced to death by the Volksgerichtshof. Executed at age 17 in Plötzensee Prison.

1928-1944 - Petr Ginz - Wrote an Esperanto-Czech dictionary. Gassed at Auschwitz age 16. His moon drawing carried aboard Space Shuttle Columbia.
1928-2014 - Shirley Temple Black - Child movie star from 1932. US ambassador to Ghana 1974-1976 & Czechoslovakia 1989-1992.

1929-1945 - Anne Frank - Holocaust victim. Died of typhus at age 16 in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Famous for diary published in 1947.
1939-1964 - Michael (Mickey) Schwerner - Civil rights worker. Murdered by Klu Klux Klan near Philadelphia, Mississippi, with James Chaney & Andrew Goodman.

1940-1962? - Daniel Amstutz Gerber - Mennonite Central Committee missionary in Vietnam. One of 3 abducted from leprosarium by Viet Cong in 1962 & mssing ever since.

1941-1955 - Emmett Till - African-American boy from Chicago. Murdered in Mississippi at age 14 after reportedly flirting with a white woman.

1943-1955 - Sadako Sasaki - Hiroshima victim. Attempted to fold 1,000 origami cranes before her death at age 12.
1943-1964 - James Earl Chaney - Civil rights worker. Murdered by Klu Klux Klan near Philadelphia, Mississippi, with Andrew Goodman & Michael (Mickey) Schwerner.
1943-1964 - Andrew Goodman - Civil rights worker. Murdered by Klu Klux Klan near Philadelphia, Mississippi, with James Chaney & Michael (Mickey) Schwerner.

1944-Alive - Jessica Reynolds Shaver Renshaw - Author. Lived in Hiroshima. Sailed w/parents Earle & Barbara Reynolds (qv) into atomic test area in 1958.

1949-1963 - Addie Mae Collins - Child. Killed with 3 other Black children by white supremicist bomb at 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL.


1950-Alive - Wei Jingsheng - Chinese democracy movement. Wrote "Fifth Modernization" on "Democracy Wall" in 1978.

1956-1979 - Solomon Mahlangu - ANC member. Trained as “The Spear of the Nation” soldier. Wrongfully accused of murder & terrorism. Executed by hanging at age 23.

1959-Alive - Maya Lin - Designer of many monuments. Parents from China in 1958. Only 23 when selected for Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.

1963-1976 - Hector Pieterson - Student killed during the 1976 Soweto uprising. Became icon when his photo was published around the world.
1963-Alive - Kim Phuc - "Napalm Girl" whose 9-year old photo running naked electrified the world in 1972. Now married & living in Canada.

1970-Alive? - "Tank Man" - Blocked tanks in Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989. Possibly Wang Weilin, a 19-year-old student later charged with "political hooliganism."

1972-1985 - Samantha Reed Smith - Schoolgirl. Made good will visit to Soviet Union during Cold War at age 11. Accidential death at age 13.

1976-1998 - Matthew Shepard - Student at University of Wyoming. Tortured & murdered near Laramie in October 1998. Monument in Casper.

1978-2007 - Andrea Parhamovich - Employee of National Democratic Institute (NDI). Killed in Baghdad (Iraq) after teaching a class on democracy.

1979-2003 - Rachel Corrie - Member of International Solidarity Movement (ISM). Killed by Israeli bulldozer while protecting a Palestinian home.
1979-Alive - Anna Baltzer - Activist for Palestinian human rights. Opposes Israeli occupation. Depicted in "Palestinian Pietà."

c1980-Alive - Anderson Sa - Musician & activist. Led Brazilian youth away from drug cartels. Received Reebok Human Rights Award in 2007.

1983-2000 - Asel Asleh - Arab Israeli. Member of Seeds of Peace (SOP) since 1997. Killed by Israeli forces at onset of Second Intifada while wearing SOP t-shirt.

1984-2009 - Catherine (Kate) Puzey - Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin. Murdered after exposing sexual abuse of young girls.

1985-Alive - Alexandra Nechita - Cubist painter & muralist. Child prodigy known as the "Petite Picasso." Made pleace sculpture in Singapore. Leads UN Global Arts Initiative.

1986-2013 - Anne Smedinghoff - Foreign Service Officer. Killed at age 25 with 8 others by car bomb while delivering books to school in Afghanistan.
1986-2013 - Aaron Swartz - Computer programmer, writer, archivist, political organizer & Internet activist. Campaigned for freedom of information. Suicide at age 26.

1988-2000 - Muhammad al-Durrah - Killed by Israeli forces on 2nd day of Second Intifada while cowering with his father. Photographed by Abu Rahma. Monument in Bamako (Mali).
1988-Alive - Clemantine Wamariya - Yale student. Survived Rwanda genocide in 1994. Named to US Holocaust Memorial Museum board in 2011.

1989-Alive - Mohammad Assaf - Refugee from Gaza. Sings patriotic songs with beautiful voice. Named "goodwill ambassador for peace" by UNRWA.

1991-Alive - Lauren Voiers - Artist in Cleveland, Ohio. Sculpted "Peace & Harmony" (sculpture honoring John Lennon) in Liverpool (England) in 2010.

1995-Alive - Jessica Ahlquist - Student at Cranston High School West. With the ACLU settled Ahlquist v. Cranston in 2012 to remove a religious prayer from her school auditorium.

1997-Alive - Malala Yousafzai - Student. Blogged to BBC in 2009. Shot by Taliban in 2012. To UK for treatment. 2014 with Kailash Satyarthi.


2004-Alive - Spencer Turner - Student artist at Fame Primary School in Newcastle. Won UK-wide competition to design monument for centennial of the Christmas Truce during WW-I.

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