In Other Words
There are some words and ideas that leave an indelible mark because of the truth they reveal. Read the inspiring stories of figures from our past and see how their example may guide you as you write your mission statement.
Founding Father of the United States, breakthrough inventor, creator of the American postal and library systems, discoverer of electricity—any one of Benjamin Franklin’s accomplishments would have secured his lasting impact on history.
Amelia Earhart was a record-setting pilot and aviation pioneer. Her courage and persistence have inspired generations of aviators and anyone with an audacious goal and the tenacity to pursue it.
After losing her hearing and sight at a young age, Helen Keller traveled the globe as one of the most influential humanitarians in the 20th century, meeting with world leaders to advocate for and encourage those with vision loss.
Booker T. Washington was an American educator, author, and civil rights leader. He worked tirelessly to elevate the disenfranchised African-American community through self-help and education. His legacy continues today through his books and institutions he helped create and advance.