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.
Rosario DawsonRosario Dawson
09 May 1979
Actress
Candace OwensCandace Owens
29 April 1989
Political Activist, Commentator

Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957
Actress

Michael MooreMichael Moore
23 April 1954
Documentary Filmmaker

Rick HarrisonRick Harrison
22 March 1965
Businessman

Angela Davis Angela Davis
26 January 1944
Political Activist
Ralph NaderRalph Nader
27 February 1934
Political Activist, Attorney

Alfre WoodardAlfre Woodard
08 November 1952
Actress

Dennis WeaverDennis Weaver
04 June 1924
Actor
Serj TankianSerj Tankian
21 August 1967
Singer-songwriter

Susan SontagSusan Sontag
16 January 1933
 
Will GeerWill Geer
09 March 1902
Actor

Melissa MathisonMelissa Mathison
03 June 1950
Screenwriter

Abbie HoffmanAbbie Hoffman
30 November 1936
Anti-War Activist

Mike FarrellMike Farrell
06 February 1939
Actor

Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
27 June 1869
Writer
Abigail FolgerAbigail Folger
11 August 1943
Business Women

Katie PavlichKatie Pavlich
10 July 1988
Commentator

Tom HaydenTom Hayden
11 December 1939
Political Activist

Saul AlinskySaul Alinsky
30 January 1909
Community Organizer
Betty FordBetty Ford
08 April 1918
Former First Lady of the United States

Andrea TantarosAndrea Tantaros
30 December 1978
Political Analyst
Jane AddamsJane Addams
06 September 1860
 

Ron SilverRon Silver
02 July 1946
Actor

Mary McLeod BethuneMary McLeod Bethune
10 July 1875
Educator
Dashiell HammettDashiell Hammett
27 May 1894
Novelist

Alexandra PaulAlexandra Paul
29 July 1963
Actress
Lyndon LaRoucheLyndon LaRouche
08 September 1922
Political Activist

Chill WillsChill Wills
18 July 1902
Actor

Benjamin Spock Benjamin Spock
02 May 1903
Pediatrician and Political Activist
Jerry FalwellJerry Falwell
11 August 1933
Pastor

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E. G. MarshallE. G. Marshall
18 June 1914
Actor
Junot DíazJunot Díaz
31 December 1968
Writer

Barbara EhrenreichBarbara Ehrenreich
26 August 1941
Writer & Activist

Bob McNairBob McNair
01 January 1937
Businessman

Alex SpanosAlex Spanos
28 September 1923
Real Estate Developer
Anna Howard ShawAnna Howard Shaw
14 February 1847
Leader of the women's suffrage movement in the
Jody Williams Jody Williams
09 October 1950
Political & Peace Activist

A. J. MusteA. J. Muste
08 January 1885
Clergyman & Political Activist

Kennedy MontgomeryKennedy Montgomery
08 September 1972
Commentator

Brooke SmithBrooke Smith
22 May 1967
Actress
Angelina GrimkeAngelina Grimke
20 February 1805
Abolitionist, Women's Rights Activist

Cenk UrguyCenk Urguy
21 March 1970
Political Activist, Show Host

Gavin NewsomGavin Newsom
10 October 1967
Politician

Phyllis SchlaflyPhyllis Schlafly
15 August 1924
Radio personality, Lawyer, Political activist,

Bill de BlasioBill de Blasio
08 May 1961
Politician
Kathleen Kennedy TownsendKathleen Kennedy Townsend
04 July 1951
Attorney

Manute BolManute Bol
16 October 1962
Basketball player
Bradley WhitfordBradley Whitford
10 October 1959
Actor

Lindsey GrahamLindsey Graham
09 July 1955
Politician

Linda McMahonLinda McMahon
04 October 1948
Business Women
Stephen StillsStephen Stills
03 January 1945
Singer-songwriter

Jack KempJack Kemp
13 July 1935
Politician
Eunice Kennedy ShriverEunice Kennedy Shriver
10 July 1921
Political Activists

Jesse HelmsJesse Helms
18 October 1921
Politician

Fred HamptonFred Hampton
30 August 1948
Activist

Terry McAuliffeTerry McAuliffe
09 February 1957
Politician

Andrew BreitbartAndrew Breitbart
01 February 1969
Publisher
Omarosa ManigaultOmarosa Manigault
15 February 1974
Writers

Maxine WatersMaxine Waters
15 August 1938
Politician

Theodore Roosevelt Jr.Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
13 September 1887
Military Leader

Patrick LeahyPatrick Leahy
31 March 1940
Politicain
Elijah CummingsElijah Cummings
18 January 1951
Politician

Ed MarkeyEd Markey
11 July 1946
Politician
Donna ShalalaDonna Shalala
14 February 1941
Politician

James BradyJames Brady
29 August 1940
White House Press Secretary

Anita BryantAnita Bryant
25 March 1940
Singer
Howard DeanHoward Dean
17 November 1948
Former Governor of Vermont

Prescott BushPrescott Bush
15 May 1895
Politician
Robert RyanRobert Ryan
11 November 1909
Actor

Joe ArpaioJoe Arpaio
14 June 1932
Politician

Matt DrudgeMatt Drudge
27 October 1966
Political commentator
Dick DurbinDick Durbin
21 November 1944
Politician

Debbie Wasserman SchultzDebbie Wasserman Schultz
27 September 1966
Politician
Laura LoomerLaura Loomer
21 May 1993
Political Activist

Bobby SealeBobby Seale
22 October 1936
Political activist

Barbara BoxerBarbara Boxer
11 November 1940
Politician

Roger McGuinnRoger McGuinn
13 July 1942
Musician
Russell MeansRussell Means
10 November 1939
Activist
Doug StanhopeDoug Stanhope
25 March 1967
Stand-up comedian

Christopher LawfordChristopher Lawford
29 March 1955
Writer

Elizabeth DoleElizabeth Dole
29 July 1936
Politician

Lloyd BentsenLloyd Bentsen
11 February 1921
Politician
Tom DaschleTom Daschle
09 December 1947
Politician

Gennifer FlowersGennifer Flowers
24 January 1950
Actress

Dennis KucinichDennis Kucinich
08 October 1946
Politician

Shirley Phelps-RoperShirley Phelps-Roper
31 October 1957
Lawyer

Lincoln ChafeeLincoln Chafee
26 March 1953
Former United States Senator
Richard J. DaleyRichard J. Daley
15 May 1902
Former Mayor of Chicago

Shelley MorrisonShelley Morrison
26 October 1936
Actress
Jon KylJon Kyl
25 April 1942
Politician

Jim WebbJim Webb
09 February 1946
Politician
Christine Todd WhitmanChristine Todd Whitman
26 September 1946
Politician
Marvin BushMarvin Bush
22 October 1956
Businessman