Famous American Children's Rights Activists

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Elizabeth Smart
(Activist)

Elizabeth Smart
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Birthdate: November 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Elizabeth Smart is a child safety activist who gained national attention when she was kidnapped from her home at the age of 14. She was held captive for nine months before she was rescued by the cops. Smart went on to become an activist and works against human trafficking and abduction. In 2011, she became the founder of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation.

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Sally Struthers
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Birthdate: July 28, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States

Sally Struthers is an American actress best known for playing Gloria Stivic in the popular sitcom television series All in the Family, for which she received a couple of Emmy Awards. Also a well-known activist, Struthers has been working towards improving the lives of impoverished children as part of her work as a spokesperson for the child development organization, ChildFund.

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Paul Petersen
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Birthdate: September 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glendale, California, USA
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Isra Hirsi
(Co-founder and served as the co-executive director of the U.S. Youth Climate Strike)

Isra Hirsi
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Birthdate: February 22, 2003
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Nandana Sen
(Actress Known for Her Roles in Films: ‘Black’, ‘Tango Charlie’, ‘Perfect Mismatch’, and ‘Sharpe’s Peril')

Nandana Sen
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Birthdate: August 19, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Calcutta, West Bengal, India

Nandana Sen is an Indian actress, children's rights activist, children's author, and screenwriter. Apart from appearing in Indian films, Nandana Sen has also appeared in Italian, Canadian, and American films. She has also been playing an important role in fighting against the crisis of child trafficking. She has also written six children's books, including The Monkey Who Wanted to Fly.

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Bernice King
(Minister)

Bernice King
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Birthdate: March 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Bernice King is an American minister best known as the daughter of the popular activist and leader Martin Luther King Jr. Over the years, Barnice King has supported many noble causes for which she has been honored with several awards. In 2009, she was honored at the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Convention for her service to women.

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Florence Kelley
(Social Reformer)

Florence Kelley
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Birthdate: September 12, 1859
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 17, 1932

Florence Kelley was an American political and social reformer who pioneered the term wage abolitionism. Kelley's work for the minimum wage, children's rights, and eight-hour workdays are widely acclaimed today. After serving as the National Consumers League’s first general secretary, Florence Kelley helped found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909.    

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Emily Greene Balch
(Social Activist)

Emily Greene Balch
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Birthdate: January 8, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boston
Died: January 9, 1961

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Amanda Smith
(Leader)

Amanda Smith
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Birthdate: January 23, 1837
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Long Green, Maryland, United States
Died: February 24, 1915

Born into slavery, Amanda Smith later stepped into freedom after her father bought his and his family’s freedom. Starting as a domestic help, she later became a missionary and a Holiness movement leader, who invested in women’s education wholeheartedly and even established an orphanage for Black girls.

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Grace Abbott
(Social Worker)

Grace Abbott
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Birthdate: November 17, 1878
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Grand Island, Nebraska, United States
Died: June 19, 1939

Grace Abbott is best remembered for her efforts toward securing reformation of child labor laws and the betterment of the work conditions of immigrant laborers. After her graduation, she moved to Hull House, where she focused on social work. She later penned books such as The Immigrant and the Community.

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Julia Lathrop
(Social worker)

Julia Lathrop
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Birthdate: June 29, 1858
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois, United States
Died: April 15, 1932

Born to a well-known lawyer, Julia Lathrop initially worked in her father’s law office and later turned into a full-fledged social reformer working on areas such as education and children’s welfare. She also created history by serving as the first director of the U.S. Children’s Bureau.

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Bertha Holt
(Activist)

Bertha Holt
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Birthdate: February 5, 1904
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Died: 2000 AD

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James P. Grant
(Statesman)

James P. Grant
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Birthdate: May 12, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Died: January 28, 1995

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Lucy Flower
(Children's Rights Activist)

Lucy Flower
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Birthdate: May 10, 1837
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 27, 1921