Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott. The United States Congress has honored her as "the first lady of civil rights.
Alice Allison Dunnigan (April 27, 1906 – May 6, 1983) was an American journalist, civil rights activist and author. Dunnigan was the first African-American female correspondent to receive White House credentials, and the first black female member of the Senate.
Ida B. Wells (full name: Ida Bell Wells-Barnett) (July 16, 1862 – March 25, 1931) was an American investigative journalist, educator, and early leader in the civil rights movement. She was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Laura Jane Addams (September 6, 1860 – May 21, 1935) was an American settlement activist, reformer, social worker, sociologist, public administrator, and author. She was an important leader in the history of social work and women's suffrage in the United States.
Emmeline Pankhurst (née Goulden; 15 July 1858 – 14 June 1928) was an English political activist who organised the UK suffragette movement and helped women win the right to vote. In 1999, Time named her as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (/ˈɡɑːndi, ˈɡændi/; GAHN-dee; 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist and political ethicist who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India's independence from British rule.
In 1905, Robert Sengstacke Abbott, an alumnus of Howard University, founded and became publisher of the Chicago Defender. The Defender was considered the “most important” paper of what was then known as the Negro press.
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Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. 644 (2015) (/ˈoʊbərɡəfɛl/ OH-bər-gə-fel), is a landmark civil rights case in which the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples by both the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection.
Annie Jean Easley (April 23, 1933 – June 25, 2011) was an American computer scientist, mathematician, and rocket scientist. She worked for the Lewis Research Center (now Glenn Research Center) of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and its predecessor.
“Rosie the Riveter”
Naomi Fern Parker Fraley (August 26, 1921 – January 20, 2018) was an American war worker who is now considered the most likely model for the iconic "We Can Do It!" poster. During World War II, she worked on aircraft assembly.
Robert A. Pelham Jr. (January 4, 1859 – June 12, 1943) was a journalist and civil servant in Detroit, Michigan and Washington, D.C. Along with his brother, Benjamin, and others, he was a founder and editor of the Detroit Plaindealer in 1883. He served in a number of public positions in Michigan.
All the President's Men is a 1974 non-fiction book by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, two of the journalists who investigated the June 1972 break-in at the Watergate Office Building and the resultant political scandal for The Washington Post.
Albert Einstein (/ˈaɪnstaɪn/ EYEN-styne; German: [ˈalbɛʁt ˈʔaɪnʃtaɪn] (listen); 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist,widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest influential physicists of all time. Einstein is known for developing the theory of relativity.
Cesar Chavez (born Cesario Estrada Chavez /ˈtʃɑːvɛz/; Spanish: [ˈt͡ʃaβes]; March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993) was an American labor leader and civil rights activist. Along with Dolores Huerta, he co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA), which later merged with the (AWOC).
Ernest Taylor Pyle (August 3, 1900 – April 18, 1945) was a Pulitzer Prize–winning American journalist and war correspondent who is best known for his stories about ordinary American soldiers during World War II. Pyle is also notable for the columns he wrote as a roving human-interest reporter.
Walter Leland Cronkite Jr. (November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009) was an American broadcast journalist who served as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962–1981). During the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited as "the most trusted man in America" after being so named in an opinion poll.
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (/djuːˈbɔɪs/ dew-BOYSS; February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963) was an American sociologist, socialist, historian, and Pan-Africanist civil rights activist. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a relatively tolerant and integrated.
Edward Roscoe Murrow (born Egbert Roscoe Murrow; April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965) was an American broadcast journalist and war correspondent. He first gained prominence during World War II with a series of live radio broadcasts from Europe for the news division of CBS.
As editor of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists from 1961 to 1968 and from 1978 to 1983, Ms. Adams provided a forum for scientists to express their opposition to the deployment and use of nuclear weapons. After World War II, she worked at the University of Chicago.
Robert McCormick Adams Jr. (July 23, 1926 – January 27, 2018) was an American anthropologist and secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1984–94). 2] He worked in both the Near East and Mesoamerica.
What We Do
Reconstitution was inspired by the architecture of the U.S. Constitution, a dynamic governance solution designed by our forefathers to be adaptable to the evolving challenges faced by American democracy. Reconstitution, Inc. is chartered to incubate disruptive solutions to society’s most challenging problems. We architect solutions which balance the profit motive against societal performance indicators (SPI).
We apply research and analytics to identify critical areas of societal disfunction, and metrics which reveal both the causes of problem, as well as progress toward solutions. We bring to bear world class teams, human-centered design methods, and machine learning, when appropriate, to craft solutions which extend beyond the incremental. Our solutions will be governed as not-for-profit entities or Benefit Corporations, funded by average citizens under Title III of the Jobs Act. We will bring our solutions to market, and make their component technologies available to government, not-for-profit entities, and for-profit corporations, for a fee.
When critical societal functions fail it becomes necessary to reconstitute them with solutions unconstrained by incremental thinking. In defining solutions we will keep one eye on social justice and the other focused on sustainability seven generations into the future. We will not engage in partisan debate, but will instead let citizens be the judge of the value of our solutions.
About Our Firm
Reconstitution, Inc. is a California c-corporation in the process of converting to benefits corporation status. We think of ourselves as a “sweat public equity firm”, bringing to bear world-class talent to share meaningful work and reasonable returns from investment of our time and intellectual property.
Bennet Harvey has led customer experience design and operations from startups to Fortune 100 corporations. He has repeatedly played a leadership role in defined first-ever digital experiences in news media (Chicago Sun-Times), consumer online services (AOL Classifieds), social media (various), banking (Wells Fargo), brokerage (Charles Schwab), insurance (Esurance), mortgage (Cendant/PHH Mortgage) and real estate (Cendant Real Estate, Move.com). Before launching ReConstitution, Bennet played a leading role on the founding teams of Accenture Interactive and Wipro Digital.
David Rowley leads agile engineering and product organizations and takes great pride in helping individuals and businesses become better at what they do. He has experience with digital publishing and monetization, online community platforms, ad servers, mobile video platforms, e-commerce systems, event-driven infrastructure, credit origination systems, and scientific applications and instruments. He started his career writing code and became increasingly responsible for multiple disciplines, including business, engineering, product management, UX, SaaS operations, and customer experience. David is currently Operating Partner at Diversis Capital.
Reconstitution, Inc. is a California C-corporation in the process of registering as a Benefits Corporation. We plan to seek investment through crowdfunding under Title III and Regulation 506c of the Jobs Act.