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Just Imagine…Keeping our Word as a Nation

Rebecca Ketcher was three years old when soldiers rounded up her entire family and forced them to abandon their family home. Her father wanted to put up a fight, but her mother dissuaded him. He’d only end up dead. The family was driven from their land and forced...

Just Imagine… Ain’t I a Woman?

Isabella Baumfree was born in New York around the year 1797, one of 10 or 12 children born to enslaved parents. When she was 9 years old, she was sold to another owner who beat her every day. She was sold twice more, including one owner who raped her repeatedly....

Just Imagine…a Commitment to Healing Society

In 1925 Jack Geiger was born in New York City to Jewish immigrants from Austria and Germany. Jack was a quick learner, graduating high school at the age of 14. He wasn’t old enough to go to college, so he got a job with the New York Times. Jack was a fan of jazz...

Just Imagine…Daily Habits for Making a Difference

  In 1959, Jadav (Molai) Payeng was born into the Mising tribe in India. As a teenager he became concerned about the environment when he saw the forest where he played being destroyed by erosion. The forest had become a desert. Jadav began working with the...

Just Imagine … Moral Persuasion

A fourth grade geography textbook with pictures of Africa helped set the course for Janice McLaughlin’s life. She sensed that Africa would become her life’s passion. She joined the Maryknoll Sisters at age 18. Maryknoll is the Catholic order that focuses its...

Hidden Heroes: the Mendez Family

Pioneers in School Desegregation Gonzalo Mendez came to America from Mexico and later became a naturalized US citizen. In 1936, he married Felicitas Mendez, a native of Puerto Rico. They first opened a restaurant in Santa Ana, California and later moved to...