List of famous civil rights activists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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A civil rights activist is one who is actively or non-actively involved or participates in various rights of civil movements in a nation in order to facilitate equal opportunity to all the members in the society. A civil rights activist will campaign and work towards the protection and implementation of various civil rights like personal rights, entitlements, freedoms, civil liberties that a person is entitled to receive naturally by being a citizen of a particular nation. Some of the important civil rights include, right to equality, right to physical and mental integrity, protection from any kind of discrimination, rights to privacy among many other civil rights and liberties. A civil rights activist may be involved in various cases where there have been a breach of civil rights and , he /she may be involved in various kinds of campaigns, protests or demonstrations. Civil rights movement came into existence in the 1960’s, after the world witnessed a series of political movements. In 1966, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights recognized the concept of civil rights on a global level. Read on, for more information on the world’s famous civil rights activists, with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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Malcolm X Malcolm X
American

Rosa Parks Rosa Parks
American

Harvey Milk Harvey Milk
American
Lena Horne Lena Horne
American

Stokely Carmichael Stokely Carmichael
Guinean, Trinidadian, American

Viola Desmond Viola Desmond
Canadian, American

Audre Lorde Audre Lorde
American
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Miriam Makeba Miriam Makeba
South African

Lucy Stone Lucy Stone
American

Edith Dircksey Cowan Edith Cowan
Australian

Fred HamptonFred Hampton
American

Bayard RustinBayard Rustin
American
Rachel DolezalRachel Dolezal
American

Tarana BurkeTarana Burke
American

Hines WardHines Ward
American, South Korean

Bernice KingBernice King
American
Shaun KingShaun King
American
Ruby DeeRuby Dee
American

Betty ShabazzBetty Shabazz
American

Marsha P. JohnsonMarsha P. Johnson
American

Pramila JayapalPramila Jayapal
Indian
Leonard PeltierLeonard Peltier
American

Alveda KingAlveda King
American
James MeredithJames Meredith
American

Ralph AbernathyRalph Abernathy
American

Jane ElliottJane Elliott
American
Ella BakerElla Baker
American

Dolores HuertaDolores Huerta
American
Wendell WillkieWendell Willkie
American

Max RoachMax Roach
American

Harry HayHarry Hay
American
Alicia GarzaAlicia Garza
American

William Monroe TrotterWilliam Monroe Trotter
American
James BevelJames Bevel
American

Myrlie Evers-WilliamsMyrlie Evers-Williams
American

Walter WhiteWalter White
American

C. Delores TuckerC. Delores Tucker
American
Septima Poinsette ClarkSeptima Poinsette Clark
American

Roy InnisRoy Innis
American

James FormanJames Forman
American

Mariela CastroMariela Castro
Cuban

Alexander CrummellAlexander Crummell
American
Derrick BellDerrick Bell
American

Autherine LucyAutherine Lucy
American
Jo Ann RobinsonJo Ann Robinson
American

Joseph LoweryJoseph Lowery
American

Frances LearFrances Lear
American
Andreas HoferAndreas Hofer
Italian

Gordon HirabayashiGordon Hirabayashi
American
George Frisbie HoarGeorge Frisbie Hoar
American

Gloria RichardsonGloria Richardson
American
Leon SullivanLeon Sullivan
American

Ralph McGillRalph McGill
American

Ruby Doris Smith-RobinsonRuby Doris Smith-Robinson
American
Sarah Louise DelanySarah Louise Delany
American

Barthélemy BogandaBarthélemy Boganda
Cental African
Charles S. JohnsonCharles S. Johnson
American