Organized student sit-in demonstrations. Freedom Rider, challenging bus and rail segregation laws. Keynote speaker at the March on Washington. Helped organize a voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery. Won the presidential medal of freedom from Obama.
Giffords studied in Mexico on a Fulbright Scholarship. Giffords became the youngest woman elected to the state Senate at the age of 32. She then became Arizona's first Jewish congresswoman.