List of famous activists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

We keep hearing about Green peace Activists, Human Rights Activists, Animal Rights Activists and on and on, but the question is; who are these people? By definition, activists are people who fight to change the current order of things or (or activism). This order can exist in any aspect of our day to day life. It could be certain rules set by the governing bodies of our countries or it could be practices that are followed by a society that are in contradiction to the beliefs of an person, and when a person stands up to challenge such contradictions, they become activists. The methods activists choose, to further their cause may differ based on the activists. Some choose to voice their opinions through the television, while others may choose newspapers, or rallies and demonstration. Activism is not a new concept; in fact, it has been around for many years and has, at times, yielded positive results too. What follows is a list of the biographies of some of the most famous activists along with details of their life history, trivia interesting facts about them.

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Doris Day Doris Day
American
Julian Assange Julian Assange
Australian

betty white Betty White
American
Ben Shapiro Ben Shapiro
American

Malcolm X Malcolm X
American

Lali Espósito Lali Espósito
Argentinian
Amal Alamuddin Amal Clooney
Lebanese, British

Yoko Ono Yoko Ono
Japanese

Rosa Parks Rosa Parks
American
Bea Arthur Bea Arthur
American

Chaz Bono Chaz Bono
American

Geena Davis Geena Davis
American

Ali MacGraw Ali MacGraw
American

Maryse Ouellet Maryse Ouellet
Canadian, American
Steve-O Steve-O
Canadian, British, American

Lena Horne Lena Horne
American

Harvey Milk Harvey Milk
American

Eartha Kitt Eartha Kitt
American

Stokely Carmichael Stokely Carmichael
Guinean, Trinidadian, American
Serj Tankian Serj Tankian
Lebanese, American

Jack London Jack London
American

Ralph Nader Ralph Nader
American
Sandi Toksvig Sandi Toksvig
Danish, British
Thomas Paine Thomas Paine
British, American

Bianca Jagger Bianca Jagger
Nicaraguan, British
Jason Ralph Jason Ralph
American

Will Estes Will Estes
American

Ryan White Ryan White
American

Delta Burke Delta Burke
American

Viola Desmond Viola Desmond
Canadian, American