Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader. Fannie Lou Hamer, founder of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. The Little Rock Nine, pioneers in social integration. Whether marching, speaking, or simply going to school, these brave men and women fought to advance social justice. David A. Adler’s moving biographies and Bill Farnsworth’s evocative paintings honor these Americans who risked their own lives so that others could enjoy their rights.