American Female Political Activists

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Harriet Tubman
(Activist and Abolitionist Known for Her Efforts in Rescuing Slaves and Abolition of Slavery)
Harriet Tubman
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Birthdate: 1822
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dorchester County, Maryland, United States
Died: March 10, 1913

Born to parents who were bonded slaves, Harriet Tubman life was a difficult one from the very beginning. Yet with her remarkable courage and determination, she not only escaped slavery herself, but also led other enslaved people to freedom. The prominent political activist and abolitionist was also the first woman to lead an armed expedition during the American Civil War.

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Ashley Judd
(Best Known for Her Role in the Movie 'Double Jeopardy')
Ashley Judd
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Birthdate: April 19, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Ashley Judd is a popular American actress who is vocal about topics, such as sexual assault. As a three-time rape survivor—as claimed by her—Ashley serves as an inspiration to rape survivors around the world. Known for her humanitarian work, Ashley has worked on gender equality for over a decade. She is also famous for her political activities.

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Angela Davis
(Political Activist)
Angela Davis
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Birthdate: January 26, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Birmingham

Activist, philosopher, academic and author, Angela Davis is a founding member of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS). She has worked in the areas of feminism, class, race and the US prison system. She has also received criticism for supporting the erstwhile Soviet Union and has been accused of supporting political violence.

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Rowan Blanchard
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Birthdate: October 14, 2001
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Rowan Blanchard is best known as Rebecca Wilson from Spy Kids: All the Time in the World. Named one of Time’s Most Influential Teens in 2015, she also appeared as Riley Matthews in the Disney series Girl Meets World and was seen in the series The Goldbergs and Snowpiercer, too.
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Afeni Shakur
(American Political Activist and Member of the ‘Black Panther Party’)
Afeni Shakur
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Birthdate: January 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lumberton, North Carolina, United States
Died: May 2, 2016

Afeni Shakur was a political activist best known as the mother of legendary rapper Tupac Shakur. Afeni Shakur was an important member of the popular political organization Black Panther Party where she mentored new members like Jamal Joseph, Dhoruba Bin-Wahad, and Cleo Silvers.

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Eunice Kennedy Shriver
(American Philanthropist and Founder of the ‘Special Olympics’)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
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Birthdate: July 10, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 11, 2009
Eunice Shriver, sister of American president John F. Kennedy and wife of diplomat Sargent Shriver, was an avid philanthropist. Motivated by her mentally challenged sister Rosemary’s condition, she began working for the disabled and eventually founded the Special Olympics. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her philanthropic work.
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Melissa Mathison
(Screenwriter)
Melissa Mathison
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Birthdate: June 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: November 4, 2015

Melissa Mathison was a screenwriter and an activist for the Tibetan independence movement. She attended the University of California, Berkeley, for a while but quit before graduating. She was acquainted with Francis Ford Coppola who encouraged her to pursue a screenwriting career. She was once married to actor, Harrison Ford, and had two children.

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Betty Ford
(Former First Lady of the United States)
Betty Ford
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Birthdate: April 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 8, 2011

Betty Ford served as the First Lady of the US from 1974 to 1977. One of the most popular First Ladies in history, Ford was a passionate supporter of abortion rights and worked towards raising breast cancer awareness. She commented on topics like sex, drugs, abortion, and equal pay. In 1991, she was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Emma Goldman
(American Anarchist Political Activist and Writer)
Emma Goldman
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Birthdate: June 27, 1869
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kaunas, Lithuania
Died: May 14, 1940

Emma Goldman was a writer and anarchist political activist. She played an important role in popularizing the anarchist political philosophy in Europe and North America in the early and mid-20th century. Her lectures and writing spanned a wide variety of subjects, such as atheism, militarism, freedom of speech, homosexuality, capitalism, and free love.

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Omarosa Manigault
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Birthdate: February 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio, United States
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Megalyn Echikunwoke
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Birthdate: May 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States
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Candace Owens
(Conservative Author, Political Commentator & Activist)
Candace Owens
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Birthdate: April 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stamford, Connecticut, United States

A political activist of color, Candace Owens first gained visibility as an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump and the Republican Party. Having changed her political stance since then, she is now known for her increasingly pro-Trump activism. Her support for Trump and criticism of Black Lives Matter have made her a controversial figure.

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Stacey Abrams
(Politician)
Stacey Abrams
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Birthdate: December 9, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States

One of the most popular African American politicians of the U.S., Democratic Party member Stacey Abrams is also the founder of the non-profit Fair Fight Action. A voting rights activist and a minority leader, she became the first Black woman to win the gubernatorial nomination of any state in the U.S.

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Laura Loomer
(Political Activist)
Laura Loomer
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Birthdate: May 21, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: North Miami, Florida, USA
Jane Addams
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Birthdate: September 6, 1860
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cedarville, Illinois, U.S.
Died: May 21, 1935

Jane Addams was an American social worker, reformer, settlement activist, public administrator, sociologist, and author. Addams was a prominent leader in the history of women's suffrage and social work in the USA. She is credited with co-founding one of America's most popular settlement houses, the Hull House in Chicago. Addams is also credited with co-founding the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Jennifer Siebel Newsom
(American Documentary Filmmaker, Actress and First Partner of California)
Jennifer Siebel Newsom
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Birthdate: June 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Jennifer Siebel Newsom has created documentaries such as Miss Representation and The Mask You Live In, which revolve around gender-centric themes. She has also co-founded The Representation Project, which aims at reducing gender stereotypes. Newsom is the First Lady of California through her marriage to California governor Gavin Newsom.
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Elizabeth Dole
(Politician)
Elizabeth Dole
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Birthdate: July 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Salisbury, North Carolina, USA
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Barbara Boxer
(Politician)
Barbara Boxer
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Birthdate: November 11, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
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Rosario Dawson
(Best Known for Portraying the 'Star Wars' Character 'Ahsoka Tano')
Rosario Dawson
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Birthdate: May 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

A popular actress, producer, and activist, Rosario Dawson is known as much for her involvement in politics and philanthropy as for her work in films and television. A strong supporter of various charitable organizations, such as One Campaign and Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Rosario came out as member of the LGBT community in 2020.

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Lori Lightfoot
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Birthdate: August 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Massillon, Ohio, United States
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Katrina Pierson
(Political Activists)
Katrina Pierson
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Birthdate: July 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kansas, USA
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Phyllis Schlafly
(Radio personality, Lawyer, Political activist, Journalist)
Phyllis Schlafly
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Birthdate: August 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Louis
Died: September 5, 2016

American attorney and author Phyllis Schlafly was a major figure of paleoconservativism and was against feminism, LGBT rights, and abortion. She was also behind the STOP ERA campaign against the Equal Rights Amendment, and her life and times were portrayed in the series Mrs. America, which had Cate Blanchett playing her.

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Heather Thomas
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Birthdate: September 8, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
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Debbie Wasserman Schultz
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Birthdate: September 27, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Queens, New York City, New York, USA
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Susan Sarandon
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Birthdate: October 4, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jackson Heights, New York, United States

Susan Sarandon is hailed as one of the best actresses of her time. She has starred in many acclaimed Hollywood films like Bull Durham, Thelma and Louise, Atlantic City and Lorenzo's Oil. In 1995 she won an Oscar for Dead Man Walking. She’s also a political activist and has often protested against issues like war, gun violence and migrant separation policy.

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Michelle Lujan Grisham
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Birthdate: October 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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Anita Bryant
(Singer)
Anita Bryant
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Birthdate: March 25, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Barnsdall, Oklahoma, USA
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Mae Questel
(Actress)
Mae Questel
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Birthdate: September 13, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, USA
Died: January 4, 1998
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Gennifer Flowers
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Birthdate: January 24, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
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Kimberly Kane
(Actress)
Kimberly Kane
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Birthdate: August 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, USA
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
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Birthdate: July 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
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Jo Jorgensen
(Libertarian Party's nominee for president of the United States in the 2020 election)
Jo Jorgensen
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Birthdate: May 1, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Libertyville, Illinois, United States
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Pamela Harriman
(Political activist)
Pamela Harriman
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Birthdate: March 20, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Farnborough, England
Died: February 5, 1997

Apart from serving as the US ambassador to France and as a Democratic political activist, Pamela Harriman had also been in the news for her three marriages, all to high-profile men, namely, Randolph Churchill, Leland Hayward, and W. Averell Harriman. She also had countless affairs with rich and influential men.

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Martha Mitchell
(Political Activists)
Martha Mitchell
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Birthdate: September 2, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA
Died: May 31, 1976
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Brigitte Gabriel
(Lebanese-born American Activist, Who Founded the Anti-Islam Organization 'ACT! for America')
Brigitte Gabriel
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Birthdate: October 21, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marjeyoun, Lebanon
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Kay Bailey Hutchison
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Birthdate: July 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Galveston, Texas, USA
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Leslie Cockburn
(Journalist)
Leslie Cockburn
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Birthdate: September 2, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Mateo, California, USA
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Letitia James
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Birthdate: October 18, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Karine Jean-Pierre
(White House Deputy Press Secretary)
Karine Jean-Pierre
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Birthdate: August 13, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Martinique, France
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Iris Chang
(Journalist)
Iris Chang
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Birthdate: March 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Died: November 9, 2004
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Zitkala-Sa
(Writer)
Zitkala-Sa
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Birthdate: February 22, 1876
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Yankton Reservation, South Dakota, United States
Died: January 26, 1938
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Opal Tometi
(Activist)
Opal Tometi
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Birthdate: August 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Opal Tometi is an American writer, human rights activist, community organizer, and strategist. She is best known as a co-founder of the popular decentralized social and political movement Black Lives Matter (BLM). In 2017, Opal Tometi was honored with the prestigious Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award. In 2020, she was named in the 100 Most Influential People list by Time magazine.

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Donna Shalala
(Politician)
Donna Shalala
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Birthdate: February 14, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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Caroline Giuliani
(Film director, Political activist)
Caroline Giuliani
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Birthdate: 1989 AD
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
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Christine Todd Whitman
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Birthdate: September 26, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York (state) New York, U.S.
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Shirley Phelps-Roper
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Birthdate: October 31, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Topeka, Kansas, USA
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Mary McCarthy
(Novelist)
Mary McCarthy
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Birthdate: June 21, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: October 25, 1989
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Ruth Warrick
(Singer)
Ruth Warrick
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Birthdate: June 29, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States
Died: January 15, 2005
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Angelina Grimke
(American Political Activist, Abolitionist, and Women's Rights Advocate)
Angelina Grimke
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Birthdate: February 20, 1805
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Died: October 26, 1879

Angelina Grimke was an American political activist, abolitionist, women's rights advocate, and promoter of the women's suffrage movement. She is best remembered for the anti-slavery speech which she gave outside Pennsylvania Hall in May 1838. One of her letters regarding anti-slavery was published by William Lloyd Garrison in his newspaper The Liberator in 1835.

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Barbara Ehrenreich
(Writer & Activist)
Barbara Ehrenreich
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Birthdate: August 26, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Butte, Montana, United States