Male Activists

 1 Abbie Hoffman

Abbie Hoffman
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Famous As: Anti-War Activist
Birthdate: November 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: April 12, 1989

The co-founder of the Youth International Party, Abbie Hoffman was an American social and political activist. A popular exponent of the Flower Power movement, Abbie Hoffman played a major role in the events leading up to the violent confrontations with the cops during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. He remains an iconic figure of the counterculture era.

 2 Tom Hayden

Tom Hayden
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Famous As: Political Activist
Birthdate: December 11, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: October 23, 2016

Tom Hayden was a prominent social/political activist, and a champion for civil rights and anti-war campaigns. Also known as Jane Fonda’s ex-husband, he had contributed to the Port Huron Statement and stood trial in the Chicago Seven Case. He was part of the California State Assembly and the California Senate.

 3 Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali
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Birthdate: January 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: June 3, 2016

Widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time, Muhammad Ali was a major figure of the 20th century. He was an inspirational figure for African-Americans during the civil rights movement. Because of his opposition to Vietnam War and his refusal to be drafted into military, Muhammad Ali became an icon for the larger counterculture generation.

 4 Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
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Famous As: Environment Activist & Attorney
Birthdate: January 17, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

A well-known environmental attorney and an activist, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has tirelessly worked for prosecuting governments and companies responsible for polluting environment and waterbodies like the Long Island Sound and Hudson River. Moreover, he has written books and articles on issues affecting the environment. Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s work have won him prestigious awards and inspired numerous films and documentaries. 

 5 Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 9, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 6 Bobby Seale

Bobby Seale
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Famous As: Political activist
Birthdate: October 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 7 Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro
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Famous As: Political Commentator, Public Speaker
Birthdate: January 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

A strong conservative political commentator, author, media host and lawyer, Ben Shapiro became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the US at the age of seventeen and at twenty published his first book. The host of a daily political podcast ,The Ben Shapiro Show, he has frequently invited criticism for his views on various issues like same-sex marriage and abortion.

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 8 Tucker Carlson

Tucker Carlson
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: May 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

Television presenter and political commentator, Tucker Carlson, is both a popular and controversial figure. His support for Donald Trump has made him popular among Republicans while his racist, misogynistic, and anti-immigration stance has earned him the ire of progressive citizens. He is the author of two books, one of which is a New York Times #1 bestseller.

 9 Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullāh

Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullāh
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Birthdate: 0571 AD
Nationality: Pakistani
Died: May 8, 0632

 10 Jerry Rubin

Jerry Rubin
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Businessperson
Birthdate: July 14, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: November 28, 1994

 11 Malcolm X

Malcolm X
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: May 19, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: February 21, 1965

An African-American leader of the civil rights movement, Malcolm X was a vocal spokesman of the Nation of Islam and called upon the blacks to protect themselves from the white, even if it meant adopting violence. His radical views and preaching later evolved and he accepted the possibility of peaceful resolution of racial issues in America.

 12 Charles Robert Redford Jr.

Charles Robert Redford Jr.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 18, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

Charles Robert Redford Jr. is a retired actor, activist, and director. He is credited with founding the Sundance Film Festival and was named in Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world in 2014. For his contributions to arts, Charles Robert Redford Jr. was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016.

 13 Martin Sheen

Martin Sheen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 3, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Spanish, Irish, American

 14 David Dellinger

David Dellinger
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: August 22, 1915
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: May 25, 2004

 15 Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov
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Famous As: Chess Player
Birthdate: April 13, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Russian

Garry Kasparov is a Russian chess player. A grandmaster, Kasparov is a former World Chess Champion who was ranked No. 1 for 255 months during his career that spanned 21 years. After his retirement, Garry Kasparov focused on writing and politics; he founded a social movement called the United Civil Front, which is part of an opposition coalition in Moscow.

 16 Julian Assange

Julian Assange
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Famous As: Computer programmer
Birthdate: July 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Australian, Ecuadorian

Julian Assange made headlines all over the world in 2010 when WikiLeaks, a non-profit organization founded by him, gained international attention after publishing leaks, such as the Afghanistan war logs and Iraq war logs. After dodging arrest for several years, he was finally arrested in 2019 and is currently imprisoned in HM Prison Belmarsh.

 17 Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson
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Famous As: Actor, Activist
Birthdate: July 23, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

Actor Woody Harrelson has been active in the entertainment world for over 40 years now. The son of a convicted hit-man, he had a difficult childhood and grew up in poverty. However, he was determined to build a good life for himself and earned a BFA in theater before venturing into acting. He is a vegan and an environmental activist.

 18 Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky
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Famous As: Linguist
Birthdate: December 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

Regarded by many as the father of modern linguistics, Noam Chomsky has authored over 100 books on varied topics, such as politics, linguistics, and war. A multi-talented personality, Noam Chomsky is considered a popular figure in analytic philosophy. Apart from influencing a wide array of academic fields, he has also contributed to the development of cognitivism.

 19 Van Jones

Van Jones
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Famous As: Motivational speaker
Birthdate: September 20, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 20 Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum
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Famous As: American Politician, Attorney
Birthdate: May 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

Rick Santorum is an American politician who adopted a cultural warrior image for opposing same-sex marriage and abortion while serving as a US Senator from Pennsylvania. A Roman Catholic, Santorum wrote a failed proposed amendment called Santorum Amendment. He currently serves as a senior political commentator for CNN.

 21 Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

An actor best known for playing Bruce Banner / Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films, Mark Ruffalo has been active in Hollywood for over three decades. Even though he began acting in the late 1980s, he started getting noticed for his skills only in the 2000s. He has been nominated for numerous awards, including an Academy Award.

 22 Kim Seok-jin

Kim Seok-jin
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: South Korean

As a member of the popular South Korean boy band BTS, Kim Seok-jin is idolized in Korea and drooled over by girls across Asia. One of the most popular singer-songwriters in Korea, Kim Seok-jin is popular for his falsetto voice. Also a well-known philanthropist, Kim is a UNICEF Honors Club inductee.

 23 Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
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Famous As: American orator
Birthdate: February 1, 1818
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: February 20, 1895

Social reformer and abolitionist, Frederick Douglass was a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York. Born into slavery, he had a difficult early life. Eventually, he managed to escape and dedicated the rest of his life to promoting the cause of abolition. He was a great orator and writer.

 24 Fred Hampton

Fred Hampton
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: August 30, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: December 4, 1969

Fred Hampton was considered an activist and a revolutionary socialist working for social change. He was the deputy chairman of the national Black Panther Party. He founded the Rainbow Coalition, aiming to help the Chicago street gangs to end infighting. The FBI considered him as a major threat and he was shot and killed in December 1969 during a raid.

 25 Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw
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Famous As: Baseball Pitcher
Birthdate: March 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

An eight-time MLB All-Star, Clayton Kershaw is an American professional baseball player, often described as the best pitcher in the history of baseball. Also known for his humanitarian work, Clayton Kershaw has been honored with the Branch Rickey Award and Roberto Clemente Award. A prolific donator, Kershaw donated $260,000 to build an orphanage called Hope's Home.

 26 Walton Goggins

Walton Goggins
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 27 Common

Common
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: March 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 28 Riz Ahmed

Riz Ahmed
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 29 James Baldwin

James Baldwin
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: December 1, 1987

Amongst the greatest writers of the 20th century and a leading literary voice in the civil rights movement, James Baldwin extensively explored issues like race, sexuality and humanity in his work. His best known work include his debut novel Go Tell It on the Mountain and his books of essays Notes of a Native Son and Nobody Knows My Name.

 30 William Kunstler

William Kunstler
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: July 7, 1919
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: September 4, 1995

 31 Dick Strawbridge

Dick Strawbridge
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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: September 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 32 Bradley Whitford

Bradley Whitford
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 33 Ramsey Clark

Ramsey Clark
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Famous As: American lawyer
Birthdate: December 18, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 34 Steve Schmidt

Steve Schmidt
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 35 Jedidiah

Jedidiah
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Birthdate: January 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Israeli
Died: 0931 BC

 36 Andy Burnham

Andy Burnham
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 37 Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams
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Famous As: Model, Actor, Activist
Birthdate: August 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 38 Patrick Leahy

Patrick Leahy
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Famous As: Politicain
Birthdate: March 31, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 39 Ronan Farrow

Ronan Farrow
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Famous As: Journalist, Activist, Human Rights Lawyer
Birthdate: December 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

American journalist Ronan Farrow played a major role in reporting the sexual abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein. His work, which was published in The New Yorker, earned the magazine the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. He is also responsible for exposing allegations against personalities like jurist Brett Kavanaugh, media executive Les Moonves, and politician Eric Schneiderman.

 40 W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois
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Famous As: Civil Rights Activists
Birthdate: February 23, 1868
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Ghanaian
Died: August 27, 1963

W. E. B. Du Bois was an American civil rights activist, sociologist, and Pan-Africanist. Du Bois played an instrumental role in fighting for full civil rights for people of color around the world. A co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Du Bois also played an important role as the leader of the Niagara Movement.

 41 W.E.B. Du Bois

W.E.B. Du Bois
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Famous As: Journalist, Educator, Civil Rights Activist
Birthdate: 1868 AD
Nationality: American
Died: 1963 AD

 42 Dick Durbin

Dick Durbin
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 43 Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader
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Famous As: Political Activist, Attorney
Birthdate: February 27, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Ralph Nader’s book Unsafe at Any Speed was his critique of the safety measures of U.S. automobile manufacturers. His activism has led to the passage of acts such as the Consumer Product Safety Act. One of Time’s 100 Most Influential Americans, he inspired the documentary An Unreasonable Man

 44 Michael Moore

Michael Moore
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Famous As: Documentary Filmmaker
Birthdate: April 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Michael Moore is best known for his documentaries that criticize right-wing politicians and capitalism. He won an Academy Award for Bowling for Columbine, and the Palme d'Or for Fahrenheit 9/11, which was also the highest-grossing U.S. documentary of all time. He has also created Sicko and The Awful Truth.

 45 Serj Tankian

Serj Tankian
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Lebanese, American

Serj Tankian is an Armenian-American record producer, singer, and songwriter. Tankian is credited with co-founding the popular band System of a Down. Renowned for his wide vocal range and unusual delivery, Serj Tankian is widely considered one of the best heavy metal vocalists of all time. Also a political activist, Tankian co-founded Axis of Justice, a non-profit organization.

 46 Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: November 14, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Lawyer and social justice activist, Bryan Stevenson, is known for challenging bias against the poor and minorities in the criminal justice system. He advocates for the poor, fights for children’s rights, and condemns the death penalty. He is the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative. He was honored with the Benjamin Franklin Award from the American Philosophical Society.

 47 Justin Amash

Justin Amash
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 48 Rick Harrison

Rick Harrison
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: March 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Rick Harrison, co-owner of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, shot to fame with the History Channel show Pawn Stars. His memoir, License to Pawn, became a New York Times bestseller. Named the National Pawnbrokers Association’s 2010 Pawnbroker of the Year, he also appeared on the game show Pawnography

 49 Jack Kemp

Jack Kemp
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 13, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: May 2, 2009

 50 Jeffrey Wright

Jeffrey Wright
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 7, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

Jeffrey Wright is a popular American actor. A self-made man, Jeffrey Wright overcame many childhood problems, including the demise of his father, to become an award-winning actor. Jeffrey Wright serves as an inspiration to many black Americans. In 2011, he established a gold exploration company called Taia Lion Resources, which provided employment to several Americans.