Throughout history, there have been many American women activists who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great American female activists such as Angelina Jolie, Betty White, Hillary Clinton, Rosa Parks, Shailene Woodley.
Doris DayDoris Day
03 April 1922, American
Film actress
Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
04 June 1975, American
Actress, Filmmaker, Activist

Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976, American

betty whiteBetty White
17 January 1922, American
Actress, Writer, Comedienne

Shailene WoodleyShailene Woodley
15 November 1991, American
Actress, Activist

Margaret SangerMargaret Sanger
14 September 1879, American
Birth Control Activist
Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton
26 October 1947, American
Former First Lady, Political Leader

Harriet TubmanHarriet Tubman
1820 AD, American

Rosa ParksRosa Parks
04 February 1913, American
Civil Rights Activist

Bea ArthurBea Arthur
13 May 1922, American
Alicia SilverstoneAlicia Silverstone
04 October 1976, American

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
04 April 1928, American
Geena DavisGeena Davis
21 January 1956, American
Actress, Producer, Model

Pauley PerrettePauley Perrette
27 March 1969, American
Television Actress, Activist, Singer

Ali MacGrawAli MacGraw
01 April 1939, American
Linda Louise McCartneyLinda McCartney
24 September 1941, American
Photographer, Musician

Martina NavratilovaMartina Navratilova
18 October 1956, American
Former Tennis Champion
Erin BrockovichErin Brockovich
22 June 1960, American
Environmental Activist

Maryse OuelletMaryse Ouellet
21 January 1983, Canadian, American

Lena HorneLena Horne
30 June 1917, American
Torrey DeVittoTorrey DeVitto
08 June 1984, American

Afeni ShakurAfeni Shakur
10 January 1947, American
Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927, American

Angela Davis Angela Davis
26 January 1944, American
Political Activist

Alfre WoodardAlfre Woodard
08 November 1952, American

Susan B. AnthonySusan B. Anthony
15 February 1820, American
Women’s Rights Activist
Temple GrandinTemple Grandin
29 August 1947, American
Mika CamarenaMika Camarena
1948 AD, American
Activist, wife of late DEA agent Kiki Camarena

Jazz JenningsJazz Jennings
06 October 2000, American
LGBTQ Rights Activist, Internet Personality,

Sojourner TruthSojourner Truth
01 December 1797, American
American women's rights activist

Susan SontagSusan Sontag
16 January 1933, American
Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
27 June 1869, American

Valerie HarperValerie Harper
22 August 1939, American

Delta BurkeDelta Burke
30 July 1956, American

Ruby BridgesRuby Bridges
08 September 1954, American

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Coretta Scott KingCoretta Scott King
27 April 1927, American
Civil Rights Activist, Author
Alice WalkerAlice Walker
09 February 1944, American

Essence AtkinsEssence Atkins
07 February 1972, American
Viola DesmondViola Desmond
06 July 1914, Canadian, American

Laurie HoldenLaurie Holden
17 December 1969, American

Mariette HartleyMariette Hartley
21 June 1940, American
Ida B. WellsIda B. Wells
16 July 1862, American

Anne-Marie JohnsonAnne-Marie Johnson
18 July 1960, American
Ayaan Hirsi AliAyaan Hirsi Ali
13 November 1969, American
Writer, Politician, Activist, Feminist

Elizabeth JaggerElizabeth Jagger
02 March 1984, American

Alyssa DiazAlyssa Diaz
07 September 1985, American

Joanna CassidyJoanna Cassidy
02 August 1945, American

Alexandra PaulAlexandra Paul
29 July 1963, American
Jane AddamsJane Addams
06 September 1860, American

Elizabeth Cady StantonElizabeth Cady Stanton
12 November 1815, American
Women’s Rights Activist

Ally WalkerAlly Walker
25 August 1961, American

Jorja FoxJorja Fox
07 July 1968, American
Audre LordeAudre Lorde
18 February 1934, American

Katie PavlichKatie Pavlich
10 July 1988, American
Betty FriedanBetty Friedan
04 February 1921, American
Feminist, Writer

Laurie DavidLaurie David
22 March 1958, American
Environmental Activist

Abigail FolgerAbigail Folger
11 August 1943, American
Business Women
Claudette ColvinClaudette Colvin
05 September 1939, American
Civil Rights Activist

Yolanda KingYolanda King
17 November 1955, American
Dorothy DayDorothy Day
08 November 1897, American

Annie StarkeAnnie Starke
26 April 1988, American

Alice PaulAlice Paul
11 January 1885, American
Suffragist and Feminist
Barbara JordanBarbara Jordan
21 February 1936, American

Nancy KwanNancy Kwan
19 May 1939, Hong Konger, American
Jeannette RankinJeannette Rankin
11 June 1880, American
First Woman Elected to U.S Congress

Columba BushColumba Bush
17 August 1953, Mexican, American

Mary Edwards WalkerMary Edwards Walker
26 November 1832, American
Surgeon, Feminist, Activist

Viola LiuzzoViola Liuzzo
11 April 1925, American
Civil Rights Activist
Mary FrannMary Frann
27 February 1943, American
Mary Harris JonesMary Harris Jones
01 August 1837, American
Labor and Community Organizer

Pamelyn FerdinPamelyn Ferdin
04 February 1959, American
Actress, Animal Rights Activist

Margaret FullerMargaret Fuller
23 May 1810, American

Katherine DunhamKatherine Dunham
22 June 1909, American
Dancer, Choreographer, Social Activist, Author
Lucretia MottLucretia Mott
03 January 1793, American
Abolitionist, Women's Rights Activist, Social

Barbara EhrenreichBarbara Ehrenreich
26 August 1941, American
Writer & Activist

Ingrid NewkirkIngrid Newkirk
11 June 1949, British, American
President of People for the Ethical Treatment of

Lucy StoneLucy Stone
13 August 1818, American
Women's Rights Activist

Carrie Chapman CattCarrie Chapman Catt
09 January 1859, American
Women’s Rights Activists
Emma GonzalezEmma Gonzalez
1999 AD, American
Gun Control Activists

Lillian WaldLillian Wald
10 March 1867, American
Humanitarian, Nurse, Activist
Mary Church TerrellMary Church Terrell
23 September 1863, American
Civil Rights Activist

Matilda GageMatilda Joslyn Gage
24 March 1826, American
Abolitionist, Freethinker, Author

Jody Williams Jody Williams
09 October 1950, American
Political & Peace Activist
Anna Howard ShawAnna Howard Shaw
14 February 1847, American
Leader of the women's suffrage movement in the

Prudence CrandallPrudence Crandall
03 September 1803, American
Connecticut's official State Heroine
Emily Greene BalchEmily Greene Balch
08 January 1867, American
Social Activist

Kate WalshKate Walsh
13 October 1967, American

Anna Julia CooperAnna Julia Cooper
10 August 1858, American
Author, Educator

Kenya Julia Miambi Sarah JonesKenya Julia Miambi Sarah Jones
09 February 1993, American
Quincy Jones' Daughter
Pearl BuckPearl Buck
26 June 1892, American
American writer

Nora Stanton Blatch BarneyNora Stanton Blatch Barney
30 September 1883, American
Civil Engineer, Architect, Women’s Rights
Angelina GrimkeAngelina Grimke
20 February 1805, American
Abolitionist, Women's Rights Activist

Rosalie EdgeRosalie Edge
03 November 1877, American
Women’s Right Activist & Environmentalist

05 January 1993, American
LGBT Rights Activist

Joan Chandos BaezJoan Chandos Baez
09 January 1941, American
Lauren ParsekianLauren Parsekian
08 December 1986, American
Director, Activist, Actress