Human Rights

4 inspirational human rights activists you’ve probably never heard of

A demonstrator gestures in front of riot police as he is sprayed by water canons during a protest by European workers and trade union representatives to demand better job protection in the European Union countries

These human rights activists changed the world. But history forgot them Image: REUTERS/Eric Vidal

Stéphanie Thomson
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From top left: Claudette Colvin; Sedick Isaacs; Octavius Catto; Sophia Duleep Singh
Octavius Catto's tombstone.
Octavius Catto's tombstone
Sophia Duleep Singh.
 Sedick Isaacs returns to Robben Island prison after his release.
Sedick Isaacs returns to Robben Island prison after his release Image: New York Times
Image: The Clarion Ledger
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