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

Viola Desmond Viola Desmond
Canadian, American

Stokely Carmichael Stokely Carmichael
Guinean, Trinidadian, American

Miriam Makeba Miriam Makeba
South African

Audre Lorde Audre Lorde
American

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Lucy Stone Lucy Stone
American

Edith Dircksey Cowan Edith Cowan
Australian

Rachel DolezalRachel Dolezal
American

Shaun KingShaun King
American
Hines WardHines Ward
American, South Korean

Fred HamptonFred Hampton
American
Tarana BurkeTarana Burke
American

Jane ElliottJane Elliott
American

Ruby DeeRuby Dee
American

Marsha P. JohnsonMarsha P. Johnson
American

Leonard PeltierLeonard Peltier
American
Dolores HuertaDolores Huerta
American

Bernice KingBernice King
American

Bayard RustinBayard Rustin
American

Alveda KingAlveda King
American
Wendell WillkieWendell Willkie
American

Ralph AbernathyRalph Abernathy
American
Max RoachMax Roach
American

Harry HayHarry Hay
American

Ella BakerElla Baker
American
Julian BondJulian Bond
American

Alicia GarzaAlicia Garza
American
James BevelJames Bevel
American

Myrlie Evers-WilliamsMyrlie Evers-Williams
American

Walter WhiteWalter White
American
William Monroe TrotterWilliam Monroe Trotter
American

C. Delores TuckerC. Delores Tucker
American
Roy InnisRoy Innis
American

Derrick BellDerrick Bell
American

Mariela CastroMariela Castro
Cuban

James FormanJames Forman
American
Autherine LucyAutherine Lucy
American
Jo Ann RobinsonJo Ann Robinson
American

Joseph LoweryJoseph Lowery
American

Septima Poinsette ClarkSeptima Poinsette Clark
American

Andreas HoferAndreas Hofer
Italian
Gloria RichardsonGloria Richardson
American

Benjamin HooksBenjamin Hooks
American

Johnnie CarrJohnnie Carr
American

Amelia Boynton RobinsonAmelia Boynton Robinson
American

John Cross Jr.John Cross Jr.
American