When the armies of Cyprus the Great conquered Babylon, little did people knew what was to happen next. To their surprise, the conqueror freed the slaves, established racial equality and declared freedom of religion, thus starting the first chapter of the world’s charter of human rights. In the millenniums following, there have been numerous Cyprus’s who have risen above the oppression and fought against the tyranny to give people their rights. It is to these great souls that we dedicate this section. America maybe a super power today and at the topmost position in the global front when it comes to human rights but the scenario wasn’t the same always. The country suffered from numerous problems and its people had little freedom. Slavery, oppression, civil rights were few of the many issues that Americans dealt with. However, there were several American human rights activists who fought for, campaigned and promoted human rights freedom. Some of them worth mentioning are Abraham Lincoln who made the famous Emancipation Proclamation, Martin Luther King Jr. who worked as a non-violence civil rights leader, Thomas Jefferson who authored the Declaration of Independence and Jimmy Carter who established the Carter Center. Know in details about the famous American human rights activists.
Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton
26 October 1947
Former First Lady, Political Leader
Mike FarrellMike Farrell
06 February 1939
Actor

Zack de la RochaZack de la Rocha
12 January 1970
 

Ronan FarrowRonan Farrow
19 December 1987
Journalist, Activist, Human Rights Lawyer

Michael BoltonMichael Bolton
26 February 1953
Singer, Songwriter

Laurie HoldenLaurie Holden
17 December 1969
Actress
Melissa MathisonMelissa Mathison
03 June 1950
Screenwriter

Solomon NorthupSolomon Northup
10 July 1807
Author

Jorja FoxJorja Fox
07 July 1968
Actress

Martin Luther King IIIMartin Luther King III
23 October 1957
Activist
Yolanda KingYolanda King
17 November 1955
Activist

Alan LomaxAlan Lomax
31 January 1915
Folklorist
Lillian WaldLillian Wald
10 March 1867
Humanitarian, Nurse, Activist

Angelina GrimkeAngelina Grimke
20 February 1805
Abolitionist, Women's Rights Activist

Joan Chandos BaezJoan Chandos Baez
09 January 1941
Singer
Samantha PowerSamantha Power
21 September 1970
Writer

Nazanin BoniadiNazanin Boniadi
22 May 1980
Actress
Kerry KennedyKerry Kennedy
08 September 1959
Human rights activist

Bryan StevensonBryan Stevenson
14 November 1959
Lawyer

Janet MockJanet Mock
10 March 1983
Writer
Fred HamptonFred Hampton
30 August 1948
Activist

Van JonesVan Jones
20 September 1968
Motivational speaker
Jello BiafraJello Biafra
17 June 1958
Singer, Actor, Human rights activist, Politician,

Jane ElliottJane Elliott
27 May 1933
Schoolteacher

Andrew KoenigAndrew Koenig
17 August 1968
Actor

Lady Miss KierLady Miss Kier
15 August 1963
Singer
Zelda RubinsteinZelda Rubinstein
28 May 1933
Actress
Shiva RoseShiva Rose
08 February 1969
Actress

Lorraine HansberryLorraine Hansberry
19 May 1930
Writer, Theatre director, Screenwriter,

Gloria AllredGloria Allred
03 July 1941
Attorney

Jack HererJack Herer
18 June 1939
Politician
Ophelia DahlOphelia Dahl
12 May 1964
Human rights activist

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Geronimo PrattGeronimo Pratt
13 September 1947
Civil rights advocate, Human rights activist,

Michelle AlexanderMichelle Alexander
07 October 1967
Lawyer

Jacob M. AppelJacob M. Appel
21 February 1973
Historian, Novelist, Writer, Playwright, Medical

Yuri OrlovYuri Orlov
13 August 1924
Physicist, Human rights activist, Nuclear
Yelena BonnerYelena Bonner
15 February 1923
Human rights activist