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

Lena Horne Lena Horne
American

Harvey Milk Harvey Milk
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

Dolores HuertaDolores Huerta
American

Leonard PeltierLeonard Peltier
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

Alicia GarzaAlicia Garza
American
James BevelJames Bevel
American

Howard ThurmanHoward Thurman
American
Myrlie Evers-WilliamsMyrlie Evers-Williams
American

Walter WhiteWalter White
American

Mariela CastroMariela Castro
Cuban
Autherine LucyAutherine Lucy
American

Jo Ann RobinsonJo Ann Robinson
American
Joseph LoweryJoseph Lowery
American

Gloria RichardsonGloria Richardson
American

Johnnie CarrJohnnie Carr
American

John Cross Jr.John Cross Jr.
American