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June 9, 1972

Life Magazine June 1972 : Cover - Bella Abzug fights to stay in Congress.

Portrait of Academy Award Nominee Jennifer Hudson, February 16, 2007  by Peggy Sirota

Portrait of Academy Award Nominee Jennifer Hudson, February 16, 2007

36 Years Of LIFE Magazine Covers On The Web

36 Years Of LIFE Magazine Covers On The Web

Charles Manson Family Love Terror Cult Coco 1969 December 19 Life Magazine

From breaking news and entertainment to sports and politics, get the full story with all the live commentary.

Alongside the late César Chávez, Dolores Huerta co-founded what would eventually become the United Farm Workers (UFW) labor union. For her service to her community and beyond (the Delano grape strike of 1965, lobbying for Aid to Families with Dependent Children), she's been the recipient of numerous awards from labor and women's organizations alike, making her a leading role model among Latinos and activists.

25 Of The Most Influential Latinos In Contemporary American Culture (PHOTOS)

Condensed version of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech at the March on Washington in 1963.

The conclusion of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August

Karen Silkwood was a labor union activist in Oklahoma. She was about to blow the whistle on her work employers at the Kerr-McGee Plutonium Plant when she found herself contaminated with plutonium. On November 13,1974, as she was heading to meet a journalist, her car crashed, killing her instantly. Police claimed it was an accident, other reports claimed she was murdered. The case remains unsolved.

Karen Gay Silkwood was an American labor union activist and chemical technician at the Kerr-McGee plant near Crescent, Oklahoma, United States. Silkwood's job was making plutonium pellets for nuclear reactor fuel rods

Sonia Sotomayor at formal investiture as justice of the US Supreme .

Famous and Powerful Women of the Decade - 2000-2009

Sonia Maria Sotomayor is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving since August 2009

Sex Slavery Survivor Gives Others Hope  somaly_mam.jpgFor Somaly Mam, laughter is as strong a weapon in her fight against human trafficking and sexual slavery as her own harrowing tale.

Influential Women - Somaly Mam - Cambodian native, Somaly Mam, is a survivor of one of the worst violations of women today: human sex trafficking. In spite of this, she found the strength to become a powerful figure for women’s rights!

Time - A HISTORIC CHOICE - Geraldine Ferraro - July 23, 1984 - Presidential Elections - Politics

Geraldine Ferraro - USA - Ferraro was an American attorney, a Democratic Party politician, and a member of the United States House of Representatives. She was the first woman nominated to be Vice Presidential by a major American political party.