Imagine what would life be had it not been for the activists and revolutionaries? Would living today be as same? Would we be free-thinking individuals? Would women have the same status in society that she enjoys today? Would we enjoy democratic rights? Would we have the right to express? Would we have the right of choosing our political representative? Every bit of those and many more are credits of the works of activists who gave their life for the welfare of the society. They were actually progressive individuals who fought against the rules set by the governing bodies to make the society a better place to live in. Their line of thought mostly goes contradictory to the then current system of belief and it is on this challenging path that they tread on, to define new rules and change the current system. Though America today maybe a superpower and one amongst the most powerful nations of the world, it wasn’t the same all through. In fact, the country dealt with its own challenges and difficulties. The political system of the country underwent numerous changes and much of it was brought about by political activists, some of the prominent ones include James Baldwin, Fred Hampton, Angela Davies, Ralph Nader, Sherman Austin and so on. Read through this section and find in details about the life and works of America political activists.
Candace OwensCandace Owens
29 April 1989
Political Activist, Commentator
Rosario DawsonRosario Dawson
09 May 1979
Actress

Abbie HoffmanAbbie Hoffman
30 November 1936
Anti-War Activist

Tom HaydenTom Hayden
11 December 1939
Political Activist

Harriet TubmanHarriet Tubman
29 February 1822
Abolitionist

John DenverJohn Denver
31 December 1943
Singer-songwriter
Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957
Actress

Angela Davis Angela Davis
26 January 1944
Political Activist

Michael MooreMichael Moore
23 April 1954
Documentary Filmmaker
Serj TankianSerj Tankian
21 August 1967
Singer-songwriter

Rick HarrisonRick Harrison
22 March 1965
Businessman
Ralph NaderRalph Nader
27 February 1934
Political Activist, Attorney

Cenk UygurCenk Uygur
21 March 1970
Political Activist, Show Host

Alfre WoodardAlfre Woodard
08 November 1952
Actress

Norman LearNorman Lear
27 July 1922
Television Writer

Betty FordBetty Ford
08 April 1918
Former First Lady of the United States
Brooke SmithBrooke Smith
22 May 1967
Actress

Mike FarrellMike Farrell
06 February 1939
Actor

Dennis WeaverDennis Weaver
04 June 1924
Actor

Kennedy MontgomeryKennedy Montgomery
08 September 1972
Commentator
Katie PavlichKatie Pavlich
10 July 1988
Commentator

Susan SontagSusan Sontag
16 January 1933
 
Melissa MathisonMelissa Mathison
03 June 1950
Screenwriter

Will GeerWill Geer
09 March 1902
Actor

Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
27 June 1869
Writer
Saul AlinskySaul Alinsky
30 January 1909
Community Organizer

E. G. MarshallE. G. Marshall
18 June 1914
Actor
Ron SilverRon Silver
02 July 1946
Actor

Lyndon LaRoucheLyndon LaRouche
08 September 1922
Political Activist

Dashiell HammettDashiell Hammett
27 May 1894
Novelist
Alexandra PaulAlexandra Paul
29 July 1963
Actress

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Bob McNairBob McNair
01 January 1937
Businessman
Andrea TantarosAndrea Tantaros
30 December 1978
Political Analyst

Jane AddamsJane Addams
06 September 1860
 

Chill WillsChill Wills
18 July 1902
Actor

Benjamin Spock Benjamin Spock
02 May 1903
Pediatrician and Political Activist
Mary McLeod BethuneMary McLeod Bethune
10 July 1875
Educator
Jerry FalwellJerry Falwell
11 August 1933
Pastor

Junot DíazJunot Díaz
31 December 1968
Writer

Barbara EhrenreichBarbara Ehrenreich
26 August 1941
Writer & Activist

Alex SpanosAlex Spanos
28 September 1923
Real Estate Developer
Angelina GrimkeAngelina Grimke
20 February 1805
Abolitionist, Women's Rights Activist

Abigail FolgerAbigail Folger
11 August 1943
Business Women

Jody Williams Jody Williams
09 October 1950
Political & Peace Activist

Anna Howard ShawAnna Howard Shaw
14 February 1847
Leader of the women's suffrage movement in the

A. J. MusteA. J. Muste
08 January 1885
Clergyman & Political Activist
Stacey AbramsStacey Abrams
09 December 1973
Politician

Lindsey GrahamLindsey Graham
09 July 1955
Politician
Patrick LeahyPatrick Leahy
31 March 1940
Politicain

Bobby SealeBobby Seale
22 October 1936
Political activist

Bradley WhitfordBradley Whitford
10 October 1959
Actor
Steve SchmidtSteve Schmidt
28 September 1970
Politician

Dick DurbinDick Durbin
21 November 1944
Politician
Barbara BoxerBarbara Boxer
11 November 1940
Politician

Manute BolManute Bol
16 October 1962
Basketball player

Lori LightfootLori Lightfoot
04 August 1962
Lawyer

Jack KempJack Kemp
13 July 1935
Politician

Phyllis SchlaflyPhyllis Schlafly
15 August 1924
Radio personality, Lawyer, Political activist,
Laura LoomerLaura Loomer
21 May 1993
Political Activist

Letitia JamesLetitia James
18 October 1958
Lawyer

Stephen StillsStephen Stills
03 January 1945
Singer-songwriter

Michelle Lujan GrishamMichelle Lujan Grisham
24 October 1959
Politician
Donna ShalalaDonna Shalala
14 February 1941
Politician

James BradyJames Brady
29 August 1940
White House Press Secretary
Tom DaschleTom Daschle
09 December 1947
Politician

Ed MarkeyEd Markey
11 July 1946
Politician

Prescott BushPrescott Bush
15 May 1895
Politician
Elizabeth DoleElizabeth Dole
29 July 1936
Politician

Theodore Roosevelt Jr.Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
13 September 1887
Military Leader
Mae QuestelMae Questel
13 September 1908
Actress

Jon KylJon Kyl
25 April 1942
Politician

Debbie Wasserman SchultzDebbie Wasserman Schultz
27 September 1966
Politician
Kathleen Kennedy TownsendKathleen Kennedy Townsend
04 July 1951
Attorney

Russell MeansRussell Means
10 November 1939
Activist
Lloyd BentsenLloyd Bentsen
11 February 1921
Politician

Howard DeanHoward Dean
17 November 1948
Former Governor of Vermont

Jesse HelmsJesse Helms
18 October 1921
Politician

Anita BryantAnita Bryant
25 March 1940
Singer
Opal TometiOpal Tometi
15 August 1984
Activist
Leslie CockburnLeslie Cockburn
02 September 1952
Journalist

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
29 November 1908
Politician

Ron CyrusRon Cyrus
10 July 1935
Politician

Terry McAuliffeTerry McAuliffe
09 February 1957
Politician
Marvin BushMarvin Bush
22 October 1956
Businessman

Tom UdallTom Udall
18 May 1948
Politician

Pamela HarrimanPamela Harriman
20 March 1920
Political activist

Roger McGuinnRoger McGuinn
13 July 1942
Musician

Dennis KucinichDennis Kucinich
08 October 1946
Politician
David GergenDavid Gergen
09 May 1942
Political commentator

Bob BeckelBob Beckel
15 November 1948
Political analyst
Richard J. DaleyRichard J. Daley
15 May 1902
Former Mayor of Chicago

Robert RyanRobert Ryan
11 November 1909
Actor
Matt DrudgeMatt Drudge
27 October 1966
Political commentator
Kay Bailey HutchisonKay Bailey Hutchison
22 July 1943
Politician