Profile of the Day: Henry David Thoreau
On July 12, 1817 author and poet Henry David Thoreau was born. Although he is best known for his novel Walden, Thoreau was also an accomplished philosopher and active abolitionist. His writings influenced many political leaders and reformers, including Mahatma Ghandi, President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. Check out his family tree and see how you’re related!