The battle for freedom has taken many forms. Americans fought Americans in a civil war that won freedom for slaves. Americans fought Europeans in a world war that won liberty for peoples oppressed by Hitler. And Americans have helped win freedom for others without firing a shot.
Standing Bear’s family is also featured in the mural scene, waiting in the back of the court room.
Standing Bear wasn't a senator or a governor or a judge, but he was certainly a leader who shaped Nebraska history. There have been many leaders who have acted on their beliefs and brought about changes in the laws, as well as changes in the way people live with one another.
Some of these leaders are honored in the Nebraska Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honors people such as Rev. Edward J. Flanagan, the founder of Boys Town, and Grace Abbott, the social reformer who tried to help children by changing laws.
Some chosen for this honor are business leaders who also contributed to charity projects, like Hall of Fame member Nathan Gold. Some are artists who help win understanding for others through their work, like Hall of Fame member Mari Sandoz.
For a map of the Hall of Fame member locations click HERE.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT . . .
What makes a good leader?