Here’s Betty Dukes, who started the class-action lawsuit charging Wal-Mart with violating the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
AP’s Paul Elias has the story:
Her dual roles have turned her into a civil rights crusader for the
company's many critics, who have dubbed the legal battle "Betty v. Goliath." It
is a far cry from where Dukes expected to be when she enthusiastically accepted
an offer in 1994 to work the cash registers part-time for $5 an hour. She
dreamed of turning around a hard life by advancing, through work and
determination, into Wal-Mart corporate management. Read the whole thing here.