_This uplifting series celebrates the lives and achievementsof eight towering figures whose vision, courage, and talentchanged the course of history. Here, in their own words andinsightful interviews with noted historians, journalists,and cultural figures, are their powerful stories. Compellingarchival footage is moving testament to how these 20thCentury icons shaped their times, and how they continue toinspire new generations. Martin Luther King, Jr. - A man ofpeace in a time of war, Dr. King worked tirelessly towardsachieving human equality and human rights, both in thestreets and from a church pulpit. Nelson Mandela - Hisspirit unbroken after his 27-year imprisonment, Mandela wasthe face of the anti-apartheid struggle, and was electedSouth Africa's first Black president in 1994. C.S. Lewis -'The Chronicles of Narnia' and his other imaginative workscontinue to inspire and bring magic into the lives of bothchildren and adults alike. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn - Theforce of truth in his great book 'The Gulag Archipelago'proved more powerful than the military might of the brutalSoviet empire he risked his freedom to expose. Mother Teresa- The 'Saint of the Gutters' is synonymous with compassionfor the suffering. Elie Wiesel - He survived the horrors ofthe Holocaust to become a witness on behalf of those whocould no longer speak. Billy Graham - He was the mostcelebrated religious figure of the 20th century and acomforting voice to the nation and the world in its mostdifficult hours. Father Damien - The 'Leper Priest'ministered to lepers in Hawaii and died at the age of 49with the people he loved.