What is the first thing that pops up in your mind when you listen to names like Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Mikhail Gorbachev, William Wiilberforce, Desmond Tutu and Rosa Parks? That is right! These were the champions of civil right movement; the propagators who helped transform the social fabric and change the course of history through their activism. Their contribution to the cause of ending slavery and racial discrimination and equality in society had been gargantuan. America has seen many such champions who brought about an overwhelming social transformation. There were many extraordinary leaders who inspired a generation of men and women to stand up, voice their opinion against, and fight the discrimination. From Montgomery Bus Boycott and Albany Movement to Selma March and Freedom Riders, America has witnessed a volley of activists waiting to end all disparity and establish equality. Without any further delay, let us explore the timeline, trivia, and facts in the biographies below.
Martin Luther King Jr Martin Luther King Jr.

15 January 1929

Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali

17 January 1942

Malcolm XMalcolm X

19 May 1925

Rosa ParksRosa Parks

04 February 1913

Frederick DouglassFrederick Douglass

01 February 1818

James BaldwinJames Baldwin

02 August 1924

Cesar ChavezCesar Chavez

31 March 1927

Ruby BridgesRuby Bridges

08 September 1954

Angela Davis Angela Davis

26 January 1944

Zack de la RochaZack de la Rocha

12 January 1970

Pauley PerrettePauley Perrette

27 March 1969

Stokely CarmichaelStokely Carmichael

29 June 1941

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Jesse JacksonJesse Jackson

08 October 1941

Medgar EversMedgar Evers

02 July 1925

Coretta Scott KingCoretta Scott King

27 April 1927

Harvey MilkHarvey Milk

22 May 1930

Ida B. WellsIda B. Wells

16 July 1862

Viola DesmondViola Desmond

06 July 1914

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Paul RobesonPaul Robeson

09 April 1898

Lena HorneLena Horne

30 June 1917

Benjamin BannekerBenjamin Banneker

09 November 1731

Claudette ColvinClaudette Colvin

05 September 1939

Elizabeth Cady StantonElizabeth Cady Stanton

12 November 1815

Yolanda KingYolanda King

17 November 1955

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Audre LordeAudre Lorde

18 February 1934

Abbie HoffmanAbbie Hoffman

30 November 1936

Barbara JordanBarbara Jordan

21 February 1936

William Lloyd GarrisonWilliam Lloyd Garrison

12 December 1805

A. Phillip RandolphA. Philip Randolph

15 April 1889

Adam Clayton Powell Jr.Adam Clayton Powell Jr.

29 November 1908

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Viola LiuzzoViola Liuzzo

11 April 1925

Hosea WilliamsHosea Williams

05 January 1926

Andrew GoodmanAndrew Goodman

23 November 1943

James FarmerJames Farmer

12 January 1920

Lucy StoneLucy Stone

13 August 1818

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Mary Church TerrellMary Church Terrell

23 September 1863

Matilda GageMatilda Joslyn Gage

24 March 1826

Prudence CrandallPrudence Crandall

03 September 1803

Anna Julia CooperAnna Julia Cooper

10 August 1858

Dolores HuertaDolores Huerta

10 April 1930

Howard ThurmanHoward Thurman

18 November 1899

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Myrlie Evers-WilliamsMyrlie Evers-Williams

17 March 1933

James BevelJames Bevel

19 October 1936

Walter WhiteWalter White

01 July 1893

Jo Ann RobinsonJo Ann Robinson

17 April 1912

Joseph LoweryJoseph Lowery

06 October 1921

Autherine LucyAutherine Lucy

05 October 1929

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Gloria RichardsonGloria Richardson

06 May 1922

Johnnie CarrJohnnie Carr

26 January 1911

John Cross Jr.John Cross Jr.

27 January 1925