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Organizations and Institutions

Melissa Gilbert

After a highly successful decade as the lead on Little House on the Prairie, Melissa Gilbert defied the odds for child actors by becoming a Hollywood power-broker as president of the Screen Actors Guild from 2001–2005.

Melissa Gilbert, 1975

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Melissa Gilbert in a 1975 promotional photo for Little House on the Prairie.
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Melissa Gilbert in a 1975 promotional photo for Little House on the Prairie.


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Netiva Ben Yehuda

Although she began her writing career very late in life, Netiva Ben Yehuda transformed the Israeli literary scene with her explosive Palmah trilogy.

Ruth Ben Israel, 2014

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Ruth Ben Israel, expert in labor law, photographed in 2014.
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Ruth Ben Israel, expert in labor law, photographed in 2014.

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Anne Heyman

Inspired by the youth villages that allowed Israel to welcome staggering numbers of orphans after the Holocaust, Anne Heyman created the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village to shelter orphans of the Rwandan genocide.

Anne Heyman

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Philanthropist and founder of the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village to shelter orphans of the Rwandan genocide, Anne Heyman (1961-2014).

Photo courtesy of her husband, Seth Merrin.

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Philanthropist and founder of the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village to shelter orphans of the Rwandan genocide, Anne Heyman (1961-2014).

Photo courtesy of her husband, Seth Merrin.

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Rose Finkelstein

A lifelong labor activist, Rose Finkelstein organized pay raises and better hours for women workers throughout New England.

Elena Kagan

One of the rare Supreme Court Justices who had never served as a lower court judge, Elena Kagan has made her mark on the court as a liberal Justice with a gift for engaging dissents that avoided legal jargon.

Beate Sirota Gordon

Through diplomacy and ingenuity, twenty-two-year-old Beate Sirota Gordon wrote unprecedented rights for women into Japan’s post-war constitution.

Harriet B. Lowenstein, 1918

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Harriet B. Lowenstein in 1918.
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Harriet B. Lowenstein in 1918.
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