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    Giovanna Negretti 2008

    Giovanna Negretti, 37, is the co-founder and executive director of Oiste?, established in 1999 to provide Massachusetts Latinos with the tools and training to enter public service. The organization was founded in response to concern about the underrepresentation of Latinos in public decision making roles. While its original goal was to provide non-...

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    Charles Weltner (1991)

    Rather than "compromise with hate" and be forced to support the candidacy of Lester Maddox, an advocate of segregation, Congressman Charles Longstreet Weltner (D-Ga) placed principle above ambition and withdrew from his own race for re-election. Although his action cost him a third term in Congress, Weltner's willingness to risk everything for h...

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    John F. Kennedy and PT109

    John F. Kennedy's comment speaks a soldier's clear-eyed appraisal of the mechanics of heroism. It is of course unjust, however true it may be, and to do justice to the young Lieutenant Kennedy, we must look at everything that he leaves out—everything that happened after the Japanese sank his boat in the South Pacific during World War II.

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