Oprah Winfrey: Child Activist

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Oprah Winfrey
Generous, kind, inspirational, and humanizing are just a few words that come to mind when one thinks of Oprah Winfrey. As a mentor to all people of any ethnicity, gender, or group, she has seized the hearts of millions around the world. With her tenacity, elegance, and understanding, Oprah , the a media mogul, philanthropist, and child advocate has overcome many obstacles that have fallen in her way. She has become a household name, not only as an entertainer, but as friend to human kind. She has often been described in articles, books, and interviews as one of history’s most powerful women. Oprah Winfrey has changed the way women think, talk, eat, study, shop, exercise, lead and overall live their lives . Without Oprah Winfrey,
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Campaigning help for women and children, the foundation distributed hundreds of grants to nonprofits that "support the inspiration, empowerment and education of women, children and families around the world" (The Oprah Winfrey Show Fact Sheet). To promote education and boost literacy Oprah started Oprah’s Book Club in 1996. She personally selected books and then discussed them with her audiences on her television show and through her website. The outcome of her efforts was extraordinary, more than sixty of her selections have made the best sellers list. In 1997. Oprah established Oprah’s Angel Network which is charity geared toward helping women and their families to becoming more educated and therefore…show more content…
In 1993, Bill Clinton signed into law a national database of convicted child abusers. The bill was labeled the “Oprah Bill” for her 1991 initiation of the National Child Protection Act. (The Oprah Winfrey Show Fact Sheet) Perhaps her most outrageous political persuasion was her support of Barack Obama. She used all her operation throughout the 2008 presidential race to advice the nation about her supportive views for Senator Barack Obama(Oprah Winfrey’s Biography). In 2013, Oprah receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor the president can give to a civilian. Oprah was given this medal for one of the world’s most successful broadcast journalists and philanthropists (Academy of
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