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Susan B. Anthony
   was   
An American Civil Rights Activist
An American campaigner for women's right to vote. Anthony also took a prominent role in the New York anti-slavery and temperance movements. In 1836, at age 16, Susan collected two boxes of petitions opposing slavery, in response to the gag rule prohibiting such petitions in the House of Representatives. She was the first woman on a US coin.
Marian Anderson
   was   
An American Civil Rights Activist
(1901-1993); Stopped by the Daughters of the Revolution from singing in Constitution Hall in 1939 because she was black; she sang on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial with Eleanor Roosevelt at her side. She also worked for several years as a delegate to the United Nations Human Rights Committee and as a "goodwill ambassadress" for the United States Department of State. She was active in supporting the civil rights movement during the 1960s, giving benefit concerts for the Congress of Racial Equality, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.
Sojourner Truth
   was   
An American Civil Rights Activist
Escaped slave preached against slavery and for equal rights for women.
Ida B Wells-Barnett
   was the first African-American   
Journalist and Civil Rights Activist That Crusaded Against Lynching
1862-1931
Rosa Parks
   was an   
Activist
D. Oct 24th 2005 -- Famous for her refusal on December 1, 1955 to obey, bus driver James Blake's demand that she relinquish her seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama.
Dana Reeve
   was an   
Activist
D. March 6, 2006. Wife of Christopher Reeve (Superman) and a founder of the Christopher Reeve Foundation
John Minto
   is known as an   
Activist
Is a NZ based political activist known for his involvement in various left-wing groups and causes, most notably Halt All Racist Tours.
Eamonn McCann
   is known as an   
Activist
Political activist. Born 1943
David Norris
   is known as an   
Activist
Civil Rights Activist and Senator. Born 1944
Adi Roche
   is known as an   
Activist
Founder of Chernobyl Children's Project International
Bob Geldof
   is known as an   
Activist
And entrepreneur born 1954
Charlotte Black Elk
   is famous for being an   
Oglala Lakota Political and Environmental Activist
Scholar of Lakota traditions and western technology
Dennis Banks
   is famous for being an   
Ojibwa Activist
Co-founder, AIM (American Indian Movement); b. 1937
Russell Means
   is famous for being a   
Lakota Activist and Actor
B. 1939; co-founder with Dennis Banks of the American Indian Movement (AIM)
Abe Osheroff
   was an   
Activist
For seven decades he fought the good fight against what he called 'radical humanism', fought in Spain against Hitler and Mussolini with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade and made the 1974 award winning documentary film, " Dreams and Nightmares". b. 15 October, 1915 d. 6 April, 2008
Shirley Smith
   is known as an   
Activist
Born 1924, died 1998
Peter Lalor
   is known as an   
Activist
Born 1827, died 1889
Charles Perkins
   is known as an   
Activist
Born 1936, died 2000
Dame Whina Cooper
   is known as an   
Activist
Lead protests against the loss of Māori land. Lead a hikoi (symbolic march) from the northern tip of the North Island to Parliament in Wellington
Harry Belafonte
   is an   
Activist
1989
Sidney Poitier
   is an   
Activist
1995
Ossie Davis
   is an   
Activist
2004
Ruby Dee
   is an   
Activist
2004
Betty Friedan
   was an   
Activist
D. February 4, 2006. an American feminist, activist and writer, best known for starting what is commonly known as the "Second Wave" of feminism through the writing of her book The Feminine Mystique.
Studs Terkel
   was an   
Activist
Terkel was the ageless master of listening and speaking, a broadcaster, activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose best-selling oral histories celebrated the common people, the ordinary working-class he liked to call the "non-celebrated". b. 12 May 1912 (New York City, USA) d. 31 October 2008 (Chicago, IL, USA - his adopted home town)
Miriam Makeba
   was an   
Activist
South African Singer and Activist. Known as 'Mama Africa', her songs inspired millions to continue the struggle against apartheid. In the United States she became a star, touring with Harry Belafonte in the 1960s and winning a Grammy award with him in 1965 for “An Evening With Belafonte/Makeba.” Such was her following and fame that she sang in 1962 at the birthday party of President John F. Kennedy. She also performed with Paul Simon in his “Graceland” concert in Zimbabwe in 1987. b. 4 March 1932 (Johannesburg, South Africa) d. 10 November 2008 (Castel Volturno, Italy)
Odetta Holmes
   was an   
Activist
African-American Singer, Actress, Guitarist, Songwriter, and Human Rights Activist. Known as 'Odetta', she was often referred to as "The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement". Her musical repertoire consisted largely of American folk music, blues, jazz, and spirituals. An important figure in the American folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s, she was influential musically and ideologically to many of the key figures of the folk-revival of that time, including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Mavis Staples, and Janis Joplin. b. 31 December 1930 (Birmingham, Alabama, USA) d. 2 December 2008 (NYC, NY, USA)
David Suzuki
   is known as an   
Environmental Activist
Co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation to work "to find ways for society to live in balance with the natural world that sustains us"
Sheila Watt-Cloutier
   is known as an   
Inuit Activist
Representative for the Inuit people at the regional, national and international level; b. 1953
Susan B. Anthony
   was a/an   
Social Activist
1820-1906; leader in the women's suffrage movement
Rosa Parks
   was a/an   
Social Activist
Civil rights leader, 1913-2005
Bella Abzug
   was a/an   
Social Activist
Leader of the Women's Movement and member of Congress, 1920-1998
Dorothy Day
   was a/an   
Social Activist
Co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement; candidate for canonization
Lucretia Mott
   was a/an   
Social Activist
Credited as being the first American feminist, 1793-1880
Sojourner Truth
   was a/an   
Social Activist
Born into slavery as Isabella Baumfree, 1797; abolitionist, women's rights activist (her speech, "Ain't I a Woman?," in 1851, galvanized the women's movement)
John Brown
   was a/an   
Social Activist
Abolitionist, advocated armed insurrection as a means to end slavery; hanged, 1859
Frederick Douglass
   was a/an   
Social Activist
Born into slavery, 1818; orator, writer and statesman; became leader of the abolitionist movement
Harriet Tubman
   was a/an   
Social Activist
Escaped slave, made 13 missions to rescue more than 70 other slaves; Union spy in the Civil War and activist for women's suffrage after the war; c. 1820-1913
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
   was a/an   
Social Activist
Abolitionist, early figure in the woman's movement; 1815-1902
Paul Robeson
   was a/an   
Social Activist
Active in civil rights and trade unionism
Dred Scott
   was a/an   
Social Activist
Slave who sued unsuccessfully for his freedom in the famous Dred Scott v. Sandford case of 1857; died, 1858
Eunice Shriver
   was an   
Activist
Sister of John F. Kennedy; founded the precursor to the Special Olympics
Guri Tambs-Lyche
   was an   
Activist
Born 1917, Norwegian activist for international solidarity and women's rights
Pete Seeger
   is an   
Activist
1994
Coretta Scott King
   was an   
Activist
Born 1927; American civil rights activist and wife of 1960s civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.
Benjamin Spock
   was an   
Activist
Leader in the New Left and anti Vietnam movements of the 60's and 70's (1903-1998)
Rosa Parks
   was   
An American Civil Rights Activist
Refused to give up her seat on the bus for a white person and was arrested. The US Congress called her "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".
Russell Means
   was a   
Native American Activist
1939-2012; Oglala Lakota
Pete Seeger
   was a   
Social Activist
American folk singer and social activist
Nelson Mandela
   was an   
African Activist
Anti-apartheid revolutionary; served as President of the African National Congress from 1991 to 1997






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