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American citizens and Communist Party members who were thrust into the world spotlight when they were tried, convicted, and executed for spying for the Soviet Union; charged with conspiracy to commit espionage and were accused of passing nuclear weapons secrets to Russian agents.
Adlai Stevenson
was an American politician and statesman, noted for his skill in debate and oratory. He was twice an unsuccessful candidate for President of the United States (1952 and 1956)
Senator Joseph McCarthy
Republican Senator from the state of Wisconsin from 1947 to 1957; made accusations with his "laundry list" of people who were communist aka McCarthyism
Jack Kerouac
was an American novelist, writer, poet, artist, and part of the Beat Generation; wrote On the Road and The Dharma Bums.
term originally used to describe some of the rebellious youth of the 1960s and 1970s; got high, drunk, very sexually active
Rosa Parks
famous for her refusal on December 1, 1955 to obey a bus driver's demand that she give up her seat to a white passenger. Her subsequent arrest and trial for this act of civil disobedience triggered the Montgomery Bus Boycott, one of the largest and most successful mass movements against racial segregation
Martin Luther King, Jr
a Baptist minister and American political activist who was the most famous leader of the American civil rights movement;promotion of non-violence and racial equality
Elijah Muhammamad
was the leader of the Nation of Islam ("Black Muslims") during their period of greatest growth in the mid-20th century. He was a major advocate of independent, black-operated businesses, institutions, and religion.
Malcolm X
Muslim Minister and National Spokesman for the Nation of Islam;advocated black pride, economic self-reliance, and identity politics.
Betty Friedan
was a Jewish American feminist, activist and writer;The Feminine Mystique-spurred women's movement
Gloria Steinem
an American feminist, journalist and a spokeswoman for women's rights. She is the founder and original publisher of Ms Magazine
Cesar Chavez
was an American farm worker, labor leader, and activist who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers;urged Mexican-Americans to register and vote, and he traveled throughout California and made speeches in support of workers' rights.
Colin Powell
he 65th United States Secretary of State, serving from January 20, 2001 to January 23, 2005 under President George W. Bush; national security advisor under reagan; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1989
Norman Schwarzkopf
a retired United States Army general who, while he served as Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Central Command, was commander of the Coalition Forces in the Gulf War of 1991.