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.
Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976
Actress
Candace OwensCandace Owens
29 April 1989
Political Activist, Commentator

Rosario DawsonRosario Dawson
09 May 1979
Actress

Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957
Actress

Mike FarrellMike Farrell
06 February 1939
Actor

Michael MooreMichael Moore
23 April 1954
Documentary Filmmaker
Susan SontagSusan Sontag
16 January 1933
 

Alfre WoodardAlfre Woodard
08 November 1952
Actress

Angela Davis Angela Davis
26 January 1944
Political Activist

Serj TankianSerj Tankian
21 August 1967
Singer-songwriter
Rick HarrisonRick Harrison
22 March 1965
Businessman

Ralph NaderRalph Nader
27 February 1934
Political Activist, Attorney
Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
27 June 1869
Writer

Jerry FalwellJerry Falwell
11 August 1933
Pastor

Dennis WeaverDennis Weaver
04 June 1924
Actor
Abbie HoffmanAbbie Hoffman
30 November 1936
Anti-War Activist

Jane AddamsJane Addams
06 September 1860
 
Melissa MathisonMelissa Mathison
03 June 1950
Screenwriter

Will GeerWill Geer
09 March 1902
Actor

Saul AlinskySaul Alinsky
30 January 1909
Community Organizer
Alexandra PaulAlexandra Paul
29 July 1963
Actress

Betty FordBetty Ford
08 April 1918
Former First Lady of the United States
Tom HaydenTom Hayden
11 December 1939
Political Activist

Katie PavlichKatie Pavlich
10 July 1988
Commentator

Andrea TantarosAndrea Tantaros
30 December 1978
Political Analyst

Abigail FolgerAbigail Folger
11 August 1943
Business Women
Lyndon LaRoucheLyndon LaRouche
08 September 1922
Political Activist
Ron SilverRon Silver
02 July 1946
Actor

Benjamin Spock Benjamin Spock
02 May 1903
Pediatrician and Political Activist

E. G. MarshallE. G. Marshall
18 June 1914
Actor

Chill WillsChill Wills
18 July 1902
Actor
Junot DíazJunot Díaz
31 December 1968
Writer

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Mary McLeod BethuneMary McLeod Bethune
10 July 1875
Educator

Bob McNairBob McNair
01 January 1937
Businessman

Barbara EhrenreichBarbara Ehrenreich
26 August 1941
Writer & Activist

Alex SpanosAlex Spanos
28 September 1923
Real Estate Developer
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

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

Kennedy MontgomeryKennedy Montgomery
08 September 1972
Commentator
Elijah CummingsElijah Cummings
18 January 1951
Politician

Manute BolManute Bol
16 October 1962
Basketball player

Bradley WhitfordBradley Whitford
10 October 1959
Actor

Bill de BlasioBill de Blasio
08 May 1961
Politician

Gavin NewsomGavin Newsom
10 October 1967
Politician
Steven CrowderSteven Crowder
07 July 1987
political commentator

Eunice Kennedy ShriverEunice Kennedy Shriver
10 July 1921
Political Activists

Lindsey GrahamLindsey Graham
09 July 1955
Politician

Linda McMahonLinda McMahon
04 October 1948
Business Women
Kathleen Kennedy TownsendKathleen Kennedy Townsend
04 July 1951
Attorney

Anita BryantAnita Bryant
25 March 1940
Singer
Maxine WatersMaxine Waters
15 August 1938
Politician

Joe ArpaioJoe Arpaio
14 June 1932
Politician

Fred HamptonFred Hampton
30 August 1948
Activist
Andrew BreitbartAndrew Breitbart
01 February 1969
Publisher

Omarosa ManigaultOmarosa Manigault
15 February 1974
Writers
Jennifer Siebel NewsomJennifer Siebel Newsom
19 June 1974
Filmmaker

Gary JohnsonGary Johnson
01 January 1953
Politician

Kwame KilpatrickKwame Kilpatrick
08 June 1970
Politician
Laura LoomerLaura Loomer
21 May 1993
Political Activist

Debbie Wasserman SchultzDebbie Wasserman Schultz
27 September 1966
Politician
Patrick LeahyPatrick Leahy
31 March 1940
Politicain

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

Roger McGuinnRoger McGuinn
13 July 1942
Musician

James BradyJames Brady
29 August 1940
White House Press Secretary
Christopher LawfordChristopher Lawford
29 March 1955
Writer
Barbara BoxerBarbara Boxer
11 November 1940
Politician

Dick DurbinDick Durbin
21 November 1944
Politician

Howard DeanHoward Dean
17 November 1948
Former Governor of Vermont

Prescott BushPrescott Bush
15 May 1895
Politician
Ed MarkeyEd Markey
11 July 1946
Politician

Doug StanhopeDoug Stanhope
25 March 1967
Stand-up comedian

Terry McAuliffeTerry McAuliffe
09 February 1957
Politician

Robert RyanRobert Ryan
11 November 1909
Actor

Phyllis SchlaflyPhyllis Schlafly
15 August 1924
Radio personality, Lawyer, Political activist,
Martha MitchellMartha Mitchell
02 September 1918
Political Activists

John WarnerJohn Warner
18 February 1927
Politician
Shirley Phelps-RoperShirley Phelps-Roper
31 October 1957
Lawyer

David HorowitzDavid Horowitz
10 January 1939
Political Writers

Jesse HelmsJesse Helms
18 October 1921
Politician
Dennis KucinichDennis Kucinich
08 October 1946
Politician

Jack KempJack Kemp
13 July 1935
Politician
David PatersonDavid Paterson
20 May 1954
Politician

Elizabeth DoleElizabeth Dole
29 July 1936
Politician

Leslie CockburnLeslie Cockburn
02 September 1952
Journalist

Donna ShalalaDonna Shalala
14 February 1941
Politician
Brigitte GabrielBrigitte Gabriel
21 October 1964
Author

Lloyd BentsenLloyd Bentsen
11 February 1921
Politician
Kimberly KaneKimberly Kane
28 August 1983
Actress

Matt DrudgeMatt Drudge
27 October 1966
Political commentator
Jim WebbJim Webb
09 February 1946
Politician

Tom DaschleTom Daschle
09 December 1947
Politician
Lincoln ChafeeLincoln Chafee
26 March 1953
Former United States Senator