The Hero With A Thousand Faces

Liberty Leading the People is a painting by Eugène Delacroix commemorating the July Revolution of 1830, which toppled King Charles X of France. The fighters are from a mixture of social classes, ranging from the bourgeoisie represented by the young man in a top hat, a student from the prestigious École Polytechnique wearing the traditional bicorne, to the revolutionary urban worker, as exemplified by the boy holding pistols. What they have in common is the fierceness and determination in their eyes. –  (This photo of “Liberty Leading The People” is from Wikipedia Commons)

The hero with a thousand faces… here are some heroes who were intent on creating a tomorrow unlike their today, and forged ahead in spite of the unlikelihood of success:

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. ~~~ BOUDICA ~~~ MARTIN LUTHER ~~~ JOAN OF ARC ~~~ NELSON MANDELA ~~~ HELEN KELLER ~~~ MAHATMA GANDHI ~~~ ROSA PARKS ~~~ OLAUDAH EQUIANO ~~~ J. K. ROWLING ~~~ JESSE OWENS ~~~ FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE ~~~ ISAAC NEWTON ~~~ MARIE CURIE ~~~ GALILEO GALILEI ~~~ SUSAN B. ANTHONY ~~~ MALCOLM X ~~~ ELEANOR ROOSEVELT ~~~ EDWARD SNOWDEN ~~~ RACHEL CARSON ~~~ FREDERICK DOUGLASS ~~~ HARRIET TUBMAN ~~~ JESUS

Liberty Leading the People. 1830. Oil on canvas, 260 x 325 cm.
Liberty Leading the People. 1830. Oil on canvas, 260 x 325 cm.

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