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.
Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
(Actress, Filmmaker, Activist)

04 June 1975

American

betty whiteBetty White
(Actress, Writer, Comedienne)

17 January 1922

American

Rosa ParksRosa Parks
(Civil Rights Activist)

04 February 1913

American

Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton
(Former First Lady, Political Leader)

26 October 1947

American

Sojourner TruthSojourner Truth
(American women's rights activist)

01 December 1797

American

Doris DayDoris Day
(Film actress)

03 April 1922

American

Columba BushColumba Bush
(Philanthropist)

17 August 1953

Mexican,American

Shailene WoodleyShailene Woodley
(Actress, Activist)

15 November 1991

American

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
(Author)

04 April 1928

American

Jazz JenningsJazz Jennings
(LGBTQ Rights Activist, Internet Personality, Spokesmodel)

06 October 2000

American

Harriet TubmanHarriet Tubman

1820 AD

American

Bea ArthurBea Arthur
(Actress)

13 May 1922

American

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Alicia SilverstoneAlicia Silverstone

04 October 1976

American

Geena DavisGeena Davis
(Actress, Producer, Model)

21 January 1956

American

Angela Davis Angela Davis
(Political Activist)

26 January 1944

American

Ruby BridgesRuby Bridges
(Philanthropist)

08 September 1954

American

Coretta Scott KingCoretta Scott King
(Civil Rights Activist, Author)

27 April 1927

American

Viola DesmondViola Desmond
(Businesswoman)

06 July 1914

Canadian,American

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Erin BrockovichErin Brockovich
(Environmental Activist)

22 June 1960

American

Pauley PerrettePauley Perrette
(Television Actress, Activist, Singer)

27 March 1969

American

Ali MacGrawAli MacGraw
(Actress)

01 April 1939

American

Margaret SangerMargaret Sanger
(Birth Control Activist)

14 September 1879

American

Lena HorneLena Horne
(Singer)

30 June 1917

American

Alice WalkerAlice Walker
(Author)

09 February 1944

American

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Susan B. AnthonySusan B. Anthony
(Women’s Rights Activist)

15 February 1820

American

Temple GrandinTemple Grandin
(Professor)

29 August 1947

American

Mika CamarenaMika Camarena
(Activist, wife of late DEA agent Kiki Camarena)

1948 AD

American

Martina NavratilovaMartina Navratilova
(Former Tennis Champion)

18 October 1956

American

Alfre WoodardAlfre Woodard
(Actress)

08 November 1952

American

Afeni ShakurAfeni Shakur
(Activist)

10 January 1947

American

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Ida B. WellsIda B. Wells
(Journalist)

16 July 1862

American

Mary Edwards WalkerMary Edwards Walker
(Surgeon, Feminist, Activist)

26 November 1832

American

Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
(Writer)

27 June 1869

American

Barbara JordanBarbara Jordan
(Lawyer)

21 February 1936

American

Susan SontagSusan Sontag

16 January 1933

American

Claudette ColvinClaudette Colvin
(Civil Rights Activist)

05 September 1939

American

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Jane AddamsJane Addams

06 September 1860

American

Ayaan Hirsi AliAyaan Hirsi Ali
(Writer, Politician, Activist, Feminist)

13 November 1969

American

Mariette HartleyMariette Hartley
(Actress)

21 June 1940

American

Elizabeth Cady StantonElizabeth Cady Stanton
(Women’s Rights Activist)

12 November 1815

American

Essence AtkinsEssence Atkins
(Actress)

07 February 1972

American

Audre LordeAudre Lorde
(Writer)

18 February 1934

American

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Laurie DavidLaurie David
(Environmental Activist)

22 March 1958

American

Alice PaulAlice Paul
(Suffragist and Feminist)

11 January 1885

American

Joanna CassidyJoanna Cassidy
(Actress)

02 August 1945

American

Betty FriedanBetty Friedan
(Feminist, Writer)

04 February 1921

American

Ingrid NewkirkIngrid Newkirk
(President of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)

11 June 1949

British,American

Dorothy DayDorothy Day

08 November 1897

American

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Jeannette RankinJeannette Rankin
(First Woman Elected to U.S Congress)

11 June 1880

American

Mary Harris JonesMary Harris Jones
(Labor and Community Organizer)

01 August 1837

American

Pamelyn FerdinPamelyn Ferdin
(Actress, Animal Rights Activist)

04 February 1959

American

Barbara EhrenreichBarbara Ehrenreich
(Writer & Activist)

26 August 1941

American

Viola LiuzzoViola Liuzzo
(Civil Rights Activist)

11 April 1925

American

Margaret FullerMargaret Fuller

23 May 1810

American

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Katherine DunhamKatherine Dunham
(Dancer, Choreographer, Social Activist, Author)

22 June 1909

American

Lucretia MottLucretia Mott
(Abolitionist, Women's Rights Activist, Social Reformer)

03 January 1793

American

Carrie Chapman CattCarrie Chapman Catt
(Women’s Rights Activists)

09 January 1859

American

Lucy StoneLucy Stone
(Women's Rights Activist)

13 August 1818

American

Mary Church TerrellMary Church Terrell
(Civil Rights Activist)

23 September 1863

American

Anna Howard ShawAnna Howard Shaw
(Leader of the women's suffrage movement in the United States.)

14 February 1847

American

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Emma GonzalezEmma Gonzalez
(Gun Control Activists)

1999 AD

American

Lillian WaldLillian Wald
(Humanitarian, Nurse, Activist)

10 March 1867

American

Jody Williams Jody Williams
(Political & Peace Activist)

09 October 1950

American

Matilda GageMatilda Joslyn Gage
(Abolitionist, Freethinker, Author)

24 March 1826

American

Emily Greene BalchEmily Greene Balch
(Social Activist)

08 January 1867

American

Prudence CrandallPrudence Crandall
(Connecticut's official State Heroine)

03 September 1803

American

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Kate WalshKate Walsh
(Actress)

13 October 1967

American

Anna Julia CooperAnna Julia Cooper
(Author, Educator)

10 August 1858

American

Kenya Julia Miambi Sarah JonesKenya Julia Miambi Sarah Jones
(Quincy Jones' Daughter)

09 February 1993

American

Pearl BuckPearl Buck
(American writer)

26 June 1892

American

Nora Stanton Blatch BarneyNora Stanton Blatch Barney
(Civil Engineer, Architect, Women’s Rights Activists)

30 September 1883

American

Angelina GrimkeAngelina Grimke
(Abolitionist, Women's Rights Activist)

20 February 1805

American

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Rosalie EdgeRosalie Edge
(Women’s Right Activist & Environmentalist)

03 November 1877

American

ElloStephElloSteph
(LGBT Rights Activist)

05 January 1993

American

Joan Chandos BaezJoan Chandos Baez
(Singer)

09 January 1941

American

Lauren ParsekianLauren Parsekian
(Director, Activist, Actress)

08 December 1986

American

Christine MarinoniChristine Marinoni
(Gay Rights Activist)

American

Emily JendrisakEmily Jendrisak
(Activist)

1974 AD

American

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Liv FreundlichLiv Freundlich
(Actress)

11 April 2002

American

Terri IrwinTerri Irwin
(Actor, Television actor)

20 July 1964

Australian,American

Beth Ostrosky SternBeth Ostrosky Stern
(Actress, Author, Model)

15 July 1972

American

Betty FordBetty Ford
(Former First Lady of the United States)

08 April 1918

American

Lorraine HansberryLorraine Hansberry
(Writer, Theatre director, Screenwriter, Playwright, Human rights activist)

19 May 1930

American

Samantha SmithSamantha Smith
(Television actor, Child actor)

29 June 1972

American

Marjory Stoneman DouglasMarjory Stoneman Douglas
(Journalist, Feminist)

07 April 1890

American

Phyllis SchlaflyPhyllis Schlafly
(Radio personality, Lawyer, Political activist, Journalist)

15 August 1924

American

Dolores HuertaDolores Huerta
(Trade unionist)

10 April 1930

American

Rita Mae BrownRita Mae Brown
(Screenwriter, Poet, Polo player, Novelist, Autobiographer, Writer, Activist)

28 November 1944

American

Rachel CorrieRachel Corrie
(Diarist, Biographer)

10 April 1979

American

Ophelia DahlOphelia Dahl
(Human rights activist)

12 May 1964

American

Myrlie Evers-WilliamsMyrlie Evers-Williams
(journalist)

17 March 1933

American

Marian Wright EdelmanMarian Wright Edelman
(Writer, Lawyer)

06 June 1939

American

Mother JonesMother Jones
(Schoolteacher)

01 May 1837

Irish,American

Jo Ann RobinsonJo Ann Robinson
(Civil Rights Activist)

17 April 1912

American

Lydia Maria ChildLydia Maria Child
(Novelist, Poet, Journalist, Writer)

11 February 1802

American

Emma WillardEmma Willard
(American activist)

23 February 1787

American

Peace PilgrimPeace Pilgrim
(Peace activist)

18 July 1908

American

Nina RosenwaldNina Rosenwald

American

Anna Louise StrongAnna Louise Strong
(Writer, Journalist, Activist, Trade unionist)

24 November 1885

American