Gone But Not Forgotten

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Charles Loring Brace
Charles Loring Brace
Gender: Male
Focus: Society Builder
Reason: Musketeer ("One for all . . ." )
Story:

Charles Loring Brace (1826-1890) saw a social problem and did something about it: he is considered the father of modern foster care for orphans. In 1853 he established the Children's Aid Society to help poor children in New York. Later, Brace saw the plight of orphaned children whose immigrant parents had died on their journey to America. At the time, New York had an estimated 10,000 to 34,000 homeless children. Some slept on the streets, and some survived by forming gangs.

Ernest Shackleton
Ernest Shackleton
Gender: Male
Focus: Adventurer
Reason: What mean this word, "can't"?
Story:

In 1914–1916, Shackleton and his crew survived a shipwreck on ANTARCTICA. In 1919 he published South, his understated account of the ordeal. There are PBS documentaries and a full–length movie dramatization (done rather well, imho) that you can get on DVD. First, though, read Shackleton’s own words.

Black Elk
Black Elk
Gender: Male
Focus: Society Builder
Reason: X-Ray Vision
Story:

Black Elk was a Native American Medicine Man and poet who preached peace even though he witnessed the genocide of his people.