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
Abbie HoffmanAbbie Hoffman
30 November 1936
Anti-War Activist

Tom HaydenTom Hayden
11 December 1939
Political Activist

Rosario DawsonRosario Dawson
09 May 1979
Actress

Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957
Actress

Angela Davis Angela Davis
26 January 1944
Political Activist
Michael MooreMichael Moore
23 April 1954
Documentary Filmmaker

Rick HarrisonRick Harrison
22 March 1965
Businessman

Ralph NaderRalph Nader
27 February 1934
Political Activist, Attorney
Serj TankianSerj Tankian
21 August 1967
Singer-songwriter

Dennis WeaverDennis Weaver
04 June 1924
Actor
Alfre WoodardAlfre Woodard
08 November 1952
Actress

Katie PavlichKatie Pavlich
10 July 1988
Commentator

Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
27 June 1869
Writer

Norman LearNorman Lear
27 July 1922
Television Writer

Betty FordBetty Ford
08 April 1918
Former First Lady of the United States
Mike FarrellMike Farrell
06 February 1939
Actor

Susan SontagSusan Sontag
16 January 1933
 

Saul AlinskySaul Alinsky
30 January 1909
Community Organizer

Will GeerWill Geer
09 March 1902
Actor
Melissa MathisonMelissa Mathison
03 June 1950
Screenwriter

Alexandra PaulAlexandra Paul
29 July 1963
Actress
Ron SilverRon Silver
02 July 1946
Actor

Jane AddamsJane Addams
06 September 1860
 

Lyndon LaRoucheLyndon LaRouche
08 September 1922
Political Activist
Jerry FalwellJerry Falwell
11 August 1933
Pastor

Andrea TantarosAndrea Tantaros
30 December 1978
Political Analyst
Abigail FolgerAbigail Folger
11 August 1943
Business Women

Dashiell HammettDashiell Hammett
27 May 1894
Novelist

Mary McLeod BethuneMary McLeod Bethune
10 July 1875
Educator
Chill WillsChill Wills
18 July 1902
Actor

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Benjamin Spock Benjamin Spock
02 May 1903
Pediatrician and Political Activist
E. G. MarshallE. G. Marshall
18 June 1914
Actor

Junot DíazJunot Díaz
31 December 1968
Writer

Bob McNairBob McNair
01 January 1937
Businessman

Barbara EhrenreichBarbara Ehrenreich
26 August 1941
Writer & Activist
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

Bobby SealeBobby Seale
22 October 1936
Political activist

Lindsey GrahamLindsey Graham
09 July 1955
Politician
Laura LoomerLaura Loomer
21 May 1993
Political Activist

Ed MarkeyEd Markey
11 July 1946
Politician
Phyllis SchlaflyPhyllis Schlafly
15 August 1924
Radio personality, Lawyer, Political activist,

Stacey AbramsStacey Abrams
09 December 1973
Politician

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

Jack KempJack Kemp
13 July 1935
Politician
Steve SchmidtSteve Schmidt
28 September 1970
Politician

Patrick LeahyPatrick Leahy
31 March 1940
Politicain

Dick DurbinDick Durbin
21 November 1944
Politician

Opal TometiOpal Tometi
15 August 1984
Activist

Barbara BoxerBarbara Boxer
11 November 1940
Politician
Stephen StillsStephen Stills
03 January 1945
Singer-songwriter

James BradyJames Brady
29 August 1940
White House Press Secretary

Terry McAuliffeTerry McAuliffe
09 February 1957
Politician

Michelle Lujan GrishamMichelle Lujan Grisham
24 October 1959
Politician
Howard DeanHoward Dean
17 November 1948
Former Governor of Vermont

Jesse HelmsJesse Helms
18 October 1921
Politician
Lloyd BentsenLloyd Bentsen
11 February 1921
Politician

Omarosa ManigaultOmarosa Manigault
15 February 1974
Writers

Debbie Wasserman SchultzDebbie Wasserman Schultz
27 September 1966
Politician
Prescott BushPrescott Bush
15 May 1895
Politician

Elizabeth DoleElizabeth Dole
29 July 1936
Politician
Anita BryantAnita Bryant
25 March 1940
Singer

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

Kathleen Kennedy TownsendKathleen Kennedy Townsend
04 July 1951
Attorney
Ron CyrusRon Cyrus
10 July 1935
Politician

Bob BeckelBob Beckel
15 November 1948
Political analyst
Robert RyanRobert Ryan
11 November 1909
Actor

Christine Todd WhitmanChristine Todd Whitman
26 September 1946
Politician

Donna ShalalaDonna Shalala
14 February 1941
Politician

Matt DrudgeMatt Drudge
27 October 1966
Political commentator
Jon KylJon Kyl
25 April 1942
Politician
Pamela HarrimanPamela Harriman
20 March 1920
Political activist

Russell MeansRussell Means
10 November 1939
Activist

Roger McGuinnRoger McGuinn
13 July 1942
Musician

Tom DaschleTom Daschle
09 December 1947
Politician
Richard J. DaleyRichard J. Daley
15 May 1902
Former Mayor of Chicago

Katrina PiersonKatrina Pierson
20 July 1976
Political Activists

Doug StanhopeDoug Stanhope
25 March 1967
Stand-up comedian

David GergenDavid Gergen
09 May 1942
Political commentator

Christopher LawfordChristopher Lawford
29 March 1955
Writer
Dennis KucinichDennis Kucinich
08 October 1946
Politician

Jim WebbJim Webb
09 February 1946
Politician
Dana RohrabacherDana Rohrabacher
21 June 1947
Politician

Norman FinkelsteinNorman Finkelstein
08 December 1953
Political Scientist
Kay Bailey HutchisonKay Bailey Hutchison
22 July 1943
Politician
Marvin BushMarvin Bush
22 October 1956
Businessman