Famous Activists - List of Famous Activists

We keep hearing about Green peace Activists, Human Rights Activists, Animal Rights Activists and on and on, but the question is; who are these people? By definition, activists are people who fight to change the current order of things or (or activism). This order can exist in any aspect of our day to day life. It could be certain rules set by the governing bodies of our countries or it could be practices that are followed by a society that are in contradiction to the beliefs of an person, and when a person stands up to challenge such contradictions, they become activists. The methods activists choose, to further their cause may differ based on the activists. Some choose to voice their opinions through the television, while others may choose newspapers, or rallies and demonstration. Activism is not a new concept; in fact, it has been around for many years and has, at times, yielded positive results too. What follows is a list of the biographies of some of the most famous activists along with details of their life history, trivia interesting facts about them.

The Most Famous Activists

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Erin BrockovichJune 22, 1960AmericanErin Brockovich is an American environmental activist and legal clerk
Garry KasparovApril 13, 1963RussianGarry Kasparov is a Russian chess Grandmaster considered by many to be the greatest chess player of all time
Gaia WiseDecember 4, 1999BritishGaia Wise is an actress, environment activist and the daughter of Emma Thompson
Anita RoddickOctober 23, 1942BritishAnita Roddick was the founder of ‘The Body Shop’, the popular cosmetic brand
Taya KyleSeptember 4, 1974AmericanTaya Kyle is an American military veteran's family activist cum author
Muhammad AliJanuary 17, 1942AmericanMuhammad Ali was a legendary boxer who became the first and only three-time lineal World Heavyweight Champion
Evita PeronMay 7, 1919ArgentinianRadio actress Evita Peron was the second wife of President Juan Peron of Argentina
Ron KovicJuly 4, 1946AmericanRon Kovic is a veteran of the Vietnam War and anti-war activist
Iqbal Masih1983PakistaniIqbal Masih was a Pakistani boy who suffered as a child labourer and later became a symbol of child labour
Serj TankianAugust 21, 1967Lebanese, AmericanSerj Tankian is a famous American singer-songwriter and member of the band, ‘System of a Down’
Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez was an American union leader and labor organizer

AmericanMarch 31, 1927173 views

Bob Geldof

Bob Geldof is an Irish singer-songwriter, author, a political activist and an occasional actor

IrishOctober 5, 1951162 views

Michael Moore

Michael Moore is an American documentary filmmaker, author, producer, actor and political activist

AmericanApril 23, 1954172 views

Betty Friedan

Betty Friedan was an American feminist, activist and writer who worked ceaselessly for women’s equality

Chaz Bono

Chaz Bono is an American advocate, author, musician, public speaker, and actor

AmericanMarch 4, 1969218 views

Noam Chomsky

Chomsky is an American linguist, political theorist, and activist, often referred to as "the father of modern linguistics”

Benjamin Spock

Benjamin Spock was an American pediatrician, most noted as the author of one of the bestselling nonfiction books of all time ‘Baby and Child Care’

AmericanMay 2, 1903126 views

Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich is an American environmental activist and legal clerk

AmericanJune 22, 1960995 views

Betty Williams

Betty Williams is a Nobel Peace Prize winner and the co-founder of Community of Peace People

Northern IrishMay 22, 1943153 views

Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd is an acclaimed Golden Globe nominated American actresses

AmericanApril 19, 1968102 views