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

More From Political Activists

Political activists are people who get involved in the political process for the sake of promoting, impeding or raising awareness about a certain issue or set of issues. Political activism typically involves engagement beyond just voting, whether it is through protest, demonstration or lecture. Political activists often pertain on taking a clear stance on an issue, voicing an opinion and working to ensure that the change desired by the political activists comes to take place. Demonstrations of political activism that are performed in an attempt to end a corrupt or unjust system tend to be more disruptive, which sometimes becomes violent. Mahatma Gandhi was one of the most influential non- violent political activists the world ever witnessed. Political activism is most effective when performed with large groups. Community organizers and political leaders see the most sweeping change when the demonstrations and activities are unique enough that the voices of the activists draw a great deal of attention. This is why creative acts of resistance by political activists tend to be so powerful and tend to encourage common people for their participation to bring about the necessary change in the democracy. Browse this section to explore about the life and works of various famous political activists from all over the world.

Ralph Nader Ralph Nader
Serj Tankian Serj Tankian
Lebanese, American

Bianca Jagger Bianca Jagger
Nicaraguan, British

Will Geer Will Geer

steve biko Steve Biko
South African
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Jane Addams Jane Addams

Betty Ford Betty Ford

Tom Hayden Tom Hayden

Ron Silver Ron Silver

Chill Wills Chill Wills

Joshua Wong Joshua Wong
Chinese, Hong Konger

Junot Díaz Junot Díaz
Dominican, American

Bob McNair Bob McNair

Mahmoud Darwish Mahmoud Darwish

Alexander Berkman Alexander Berkman
French, Russian
Alex Spanos Alex Spanos

Edith Dircksey Cowan Edith Cowan

A. J. Muste A. J. Muste

Kem Sokha Kem Sokha

Waleed Abulkhair Waleed Abulkhair
Saudi Arabian

Cenk Urguy Cenk Urguy
Turkish, American