The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

Famous Activists / Civil Rights Leaders

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks (1913 - 2005)

American activist
Malcolm X

Malcolm X (1925 - 1965)

American civil rights activist
Helen Keller

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

American activist and author
Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg (17)

Swedish environmental activist
Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky (91)

American linguist and philosopher
Bhagat Singh

Bhagat Singh (1907 - 1931)

Indian activist
Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai (22)

Pakistani activist
W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois (1868 - 1963)

American sociologist, historian, and activist
Coretta Scott King

Coretta Scott King (1927 - 2006)

American civil rights activist, wife of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Medgar Evers

Medgar Evers (1925 - 1963)

African-American civil rights activist
Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson (78)

American baptist minister, politician and activist
Angela Davis

Angela Davis (76)

American activist and author
Jack Kevorkian

Jack Kevorkian (1928 - 2011)

American pathologist
Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906)

American activist
Margaret Sanger

Margaret Sanger (1879 - 1966)

American activist and sex educator
Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges (65)

American activist
Jane Addams

Jane Addams (1860 - 1935)

American activist and social worker
Al Sharpton

Al Sharpton (65)

American minister, talk show host, and activist
Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells (1862 - 1931)

American civil rights activist
Richard Stallman

Richard Stallman (67)

American free software activist and computer programmer
Kiran Bedi

Kiran Bedi (70)

Indian police officer and activist
Patch Adams

Patch Adams (74)

American physician, activist, diplomat, and author, founded the Gesundheit! Institute
Martin Luther King III

Martin Luther King III (62)

American activist
Emma Goldman

Emma Goldman (1869 - 1940)

Lithuanian-American activist and writer
Linus Pauling

Linus Pauling (1901 - 1994)

American chemist and activist
Huey P. Newton

Huey P. Newton (1942 - 1989)

American activist, co-founded the Black Panther Party
Stokely Carmichael

Stokely Carmichael (1941 - 1998)

Trinidadian-American activist
Rajiv Dixit

Rajiv Dixit (1967 - 2010)

Indian activist
James Meredith

James Meredith (86)

American civil rights activist and writer
Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh (93)

Vietnamese monk, author, and poet
Margaret Brown

Margaret Brown (1867 - 1932)

American philanthropist and activist
Bill Ayers

Bill Ayers (75)

American elementary education theorist and former 1960s anti-war activist
Korey
Wise

Korey Wise (47)

American political activist
Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)

American biologist and writer
James Brady

James Brady (1940 - 2014)

American activist, 15th White House Press Secretary
Abbie Hoffman

Abbie Hoffman (1936 - 1989)

American activist
Stéphane Hessel

Stéphane Hessel (1917 - 2013)

French diplomat and activist
Abul Kalam Azad

Abul Kalam Azad (1888 - 1958)

Indian activist, scholar, and politician
Dorothea Dix

Dorothea Dix (1802 - 1887)

American social activist
Rachel Corrie

Rachel Corrie (1979 - 2003)

American activist
Alice Paul

Alice Paul (1885 - 1977)

American activist
Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn (1922 - 2010)

American historian and activist
Smedley Butler

Smedley Butler (1881 - 1940)

American marine general
Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier (75)

American activist
Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig (58)

American academic and political activist
John Walsh

John Walsh (74)

American television host
Rudolf Virchow

Rudolf Virchow (1821 - 1902)

German physician, biologist, and politician
Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin (1912 - 1987)

American civil rights activist
Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Madalyn Murray O'Hair (1919 - 1995)

American activist, founder of the organization American Atheists