When Jacob A. Riis, a police reporter in New York, began his personal campaign to expose the misery of the underprivileged living in the crime-infested slums of the lower East side, he soon found that the printed word was not sufficiently convincing, and so he turned to photography by flashlight.
Jane Jacobs was an urbanist, writer and activist, best known for her influential book The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961), about the workings and failings of large cities. She criticized moderninst city planning and helped revive interest in old-fashioned neighbourhoods. Along
Frank Russell Capra (May 18, 1897 – September 3, 1991) was an Italian-American film director and a major creative force behind a number of highly popular films of the 1930s and 1940s, including It's a Wonderful Life and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
Peter "Pete" Seeger is an American folk singer, and a key figure in the mid-20th century American folk music revival. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 50s as a member of The Weavers, most notably the 1950 recording of Leadbelly's "Goodni