Community organizing

Susan B. Anthony helped guarantee women’s suffrage in the United States.

Sen. Barack Obama defending himself against Republicans

Martin Luther King Jr.’s moral vision led the way in the struggle for civil rights and economic justice

Then this from Daily Kos:

Catholic worker Dorothy Day was fiercely saintly in work for peace and to alleviate poverty

Mohandas Gandhi peacefully led the people of India

Next to Sen. Barack Obama, Sarah Palin and Rudy Giuliani, with their Republican National Convention comments, showed themselves to be pygmies indeed.