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Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks was called "Mother of the Modern Day Civil Rights Movement" for her refusal to give up her seat in a bus to a white passenger

John Michael Wright

John Michael Wright was commissioned to paint several royal portraits and paintings of aristocracy, but did not receive the title "King's Painter" nor did he receive a knighthood

Greta Garbo

Greta Garbo was one of the few actors or actresses of the silent film era to make a successful transition to the "talkies"

Charles Loring Brace

Charles Loring Brace is considered a father of the modern foster care movement and was most renowned for starting the Orphan Train movement.

Head Start

The Head Start program was initated as part of President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty

Eskimo

Those previously referred to as "Eskimo" include both Inuit and Yupik cultures

Prejudice

Prejudice is a prejudgment based on membership in a group

Medicine wheel

The term "medicine wheel" was first applied to the Big Horn medicine wheel in Wyoming

Cybercrime

Cybercrime refers to crime that involves a computer and a network either used in the commission of the crime or as the target

Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism is basically the theory that the right course of action is the one that maximizes happiness and reduces suffering

Sulfuric acid

Sulfuric acid was known to medieval European alchemists as "oil of vitriol"

Edith Stein

Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross was born Edith Stein, a Jew, and died in the Auschwitz concentration camp

Che Guevara

Socialist revolutionary Che Guevara was born in Argentina and received the nickname "Che" because of his frequent use of the Argentine word Che, meaning "pal" or "mate"

Mehndi

"Mehndi" is the application of henna as a temporary form of skin decoration

Kinshasa

Kinshasa, the capital and largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was originally named Léopoldville by journalist and explorer Henry Morton Stanley in honor of King Leopold II of Belgium who was the owner of the land

Polygamy

Even within societies which allow polygamy, in actual practice it generally occurs only rarely.

Lidice

The village of Lidice was destroyed and its people killed in retribution for the killing of one of Hitler's leaders

Kintpuash

Kintpuash, also known as Captain Jack, was convicted of war crimes and executed for his actions in the Modoc War

George Steinbrenner

George Steinbrenner changed the manager of the New York Yankees twenty times during his first twenty-three seasons.

Marriage

Traditionally, marriage has been a prerequisite for starting a family, which then serves as the building block of a community and society

Kingdom of Mysore

The Kingdom of Mysore was an important center of art and culture in Southern India

Carl Nielsen

Carl Nielsen is widely recognized as Denmark's greatest composer

Sasquatch

Although sightings of Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, continue to be reported the majority of scientist remain skeptical about the existence of such a creature

Hadrian's Wall

The preservation of what remains of Hadrian's Wall can be credited to the town clerk of Newcastle upon Tyne, John Clayton, who bought land on which the Wall stood to prevent removal of its stones for reuse

Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams, wife of second president John Adams, and mother of John Quincy Adams, sixth president of the United States, was the first First Lady to live in the White House

Arthur Ashe

American tennis player Arthur Ashe fought against apartheid and was the first black person to win a title in the South African Open

Emanuel Swedenborg

Swedenborg was a successful scientist and inventor before his spiritual awakening

Due process

The right to due process is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and [[U.S. Bill of Rights

Great Rift Valley

The Great Rift Valley is such a significant physical feature on the earth that it is clearly visible from space

Cyril Burt

Cyril Burt claimed that individual differences in intelligence were innate

Moai

Scientists have come up with several theories to explain how the Moai of Easter Island "walked" from the quarry to their stone platforms

Georges Perec

Georges Perec's detective novel La disparation was written entirely without using the letter "e"

Book of Jeremiah

The Book of Jeremiah is best known for its theme of the "New Covenant" that involves a personal relationship with God

Iron

Iron is an essential element for all known forms of life

Psychology

The term "Psychology" comes from Greek and means "study of the soul"

Judo

Despite the meaning of "judo" being "the gentle way," it is very demanding and injury can easily occur

Human sexuality

Human sexual activity is more than a physical activity, it impacts the minds and hearts as well as the bodies of the participants

United Nations

The United Nations was established after World War II for the purpose of securing world peace

Pueblo

Pueblos are among the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in the US

Guerrilla warfare

The term guerrillla, from the Spanish "small war," was first used to describe the resistance in Spain against Napoleon