Famous American Children's Rights Activists

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 1 Elizabeth Smart

Elizabeth Smart
Famous As: Activist
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.

 2 Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw
Famous As: Baseball Pitcher
Birthdate: March 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

An eight-time MLB All-Star, Clayton Kershaw is an American professional baseball player, often described as the best pitcher in the history of baseball. Also known for his humanitarian work, Clayton Kershaw has been honored with the Branch Rickey Award and Roberto Clemente Award. A prolific donator, Kershaw donated $260,000 to build an orphanage called Hope's Home.

 3 Sally Struthers

Sally Struthers
Famous As: Actress
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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 4 Ally Walker

Ally Walker
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tullahoma, Tennessee, US

 5 Quinton Aaron

Quinton Aaron
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States

 6 Bernice King

Bernice King
Famous As: Minister
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.

 7 Paul Petersen

Paul Petersen
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glendale, California, USA
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 8 Cassie Scerbo

Cassie Scerbo
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States

 9 Ryan Merriman

Ryan Merriman
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Choctaw, Oklahoma, United States

 10 Donna Rice

Donna Rice
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 11 Celeste Holm

Celeste Holm
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: July 15, 2012

 12 Hunter Tylo

Hunter Tylo
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States

 13 Isra Hirsi

Isra Hirsi
Famous As: Co-founder and served as the co-executive director of the U.S. Youth Climate Strike
Birthdate: February 22, 2003
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

 14 Florence Kelley

Florence Kelley
Famous As: Social Reformer
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.    

 15 Emily Greene Balch

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

 16 Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith
Famous As: Leader
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.

 17 Grace Abbott

Grace Abbott
Famous As: Social Worker
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.

 18 Julia Lathrop

Julia Lathrop
Famous As: Social worker
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.

 19 Bertha Holt

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

 20 James P. Grant

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

 21 Terry Saban

Terry Saban
Famous As: Nick Saban's Wife
Birthdate: January 15, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: United States

 22 Lucy Flower

Lucy Flower
Famous As: Children's Rights Activist
Birthdate: May 10, 1837
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 27, 1921