Frederick Jones

Frederick Jones

The story of Frederick McKinley Jones is an outstanding example of how a person born with no advantages can nevertheless achieve remarkable accomplishments. Mr. Jones was born to an Irish American railroad worker and an African American mother. His mother died when he...
Ashley Marie Aldridge

Ashley Marie Aldridge

On a September morning in 2015, 19-year-old Ashley Aldridge was working in her kitchen when she heard faint cries for help. She looked out her window and saw a man in a wheelchair, sitting on a railroad crossing down the street. A 75-year-old man’s  wheelchair...
Neerja Bhanot

Neerja Bhanot

Not one to be pushed around, Neerja Bhanot dumped her abusive husband after two months and, at age 22, began a career with PanAm Airlines.  She was senior purser on PanAm Flight 73 from Bombay to New York when it was hijacked during a layover in Karachi. She quickly...
The Cat Lady’s Secret

The Cat Lady’s Secret

Neighbors in the British seaside town of Torquay described her as a very private woman who loved her cats. The frail, 89 year old woman who had no known relatives was destined for a pauper’s grave. Then, police looked through her possessions and found old French...
Dorothy Counts

Dorothy Counts

September 4, 1957 A 15 year old girl starts her first day at school. She is met by her fellow students and many of their parents, who jeer at her, call her names, throw garbage and rocks at her. Girls, encouraged by their parents, spit on her. Dorothy Counts was one...
Maddalena Cerasuolo

Maddalena Cerasuolo

Late September, 1943 The Allies are closing in on Naples, Italy.  Determined to put down any resistance from the local population, the Germans summarily execute anyone suspected of subversion. They order all arms be turned in, and for all males ages 18-33 to report...