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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureOther - Society & Culture · 1 decade ago

Can you name some famous civil rights leaders?

Right now I got (for white people):

1) Mother Theresa

2) Pope John Paul the 3rd

3) Bill Clinton

4) Jesus

5) Moses

however, I am having trouble recalling more. I want to make a video that is a bit like a tribute to people bringing about a better world.

I also have:


6) Muhattma Ghandi

Black people:

7) Martin Luther King Jr

8) Malcolm X (In the end he was more like Martin Luther King)

9) Rosa Parks

White woman:

10) Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Any additions to this list would be great. Whether it be for gay, woman, race or etc... also some oriental civil rights leaders would be great. I am not aware of any at the moment.

I want to make a sorta tribute to all of them. I thought it would be a nice side project. People that tried to bring about happiness and equality to everyone.

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Abernathy, Ralph (1926-1990) clergyman, activist, SCLC official

    Anthony, Susan B. (1820-1906) suffragette

    Baker, Ella (1903-1986)

    Bates, Daisy (1914-1999)

    Bevel, James (1936-)

    Bond, Julian (1940-) activist, politician, scholar, lawyer, NAACP chairman

    Carmichael, Stokely (1941-1998)

    Cooke, Marvel (1903-2000), journalist, writer, trade unionist, civil rights activist[1]

    DuBois, W.E.B. (1868-1963), writer, scholar, communist, founder of NAACP

    Evers, Charles (1922-)

    Evers, Medgar (1925-1963) NAACP official

    Hamer, Fannie Lou (1917-1977) activist

    Hill, Robert (1892-?)

    Hobson, Julius Wilson (1919-1977) organizer, agitator, researcher, plaintiff, elected official

    Howard, T.R.M. (1908-1976)

    Jackson, Jesse (1941-) clergyman, activist, politician

    Jordan, June (1936-2002), writer, poet, civil rights activist, feminist

    King, Coretta Scott (1927-2006)

    King, Martin Luther Jr. (1929-1968) clergyman, activist

    Lawson, James (1928-)

    Lewis, John (1940-)

    Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865), 16th President of the United States, promulgated Emancipation Proclamation

    Nixon, Edgar (1899-1987)

    Parks, Rosa (1913-2005) seamstress, NAACP official, activist, congressional aide

    Randolph, A. Philip (1889-1979) socialist, labor leader

    Robinson, Amelia Boynton (1911-)

    Rustin, Bayard (1912-1987), civil rights activist, communist, homosexual

    Sharpton, Al (1954-) clergyman, activist

    Shuttlesworth, Fred (1922-) clergyman, activist

    Stanton, Elizabeth Cady (1815-1902) suffragette

    White, Walter Francis (1895-1955) NAACP executive secretary

    Wilkins, Roy (1901-1981), NAACP executive secretary/executive director

    Williams, Robert F.(1925-1996), organizer

    X, Malcolm (1925-1965)

    Young, Andrew Jackson (Andy) Jr. (1932-) clergyman, activist, mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, congressman from State of Georgia

    that should do it ;)

    Source(s): comes in handy sometimes :)
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf is MY kampf).

    Joseph Stalin (He purified a nation, props for that).

    Vladamir Lenin (Total visionary!)

    Idi Amin (Charismatic and lovable dude).

    Pol pot (Need I say more!?)

    Richard M. Nixon (Watergate? More like WINgate!)

    Saddam Hussein (That guy was a martyr).

    George W. Bush (Nothing better than a president who takes action!)

    Ted Bundy (Total ladies man! Watch girls!)

    John Wayne Gacy Jr. (That guy had a HUGE cellar).

  • 1 decade ago

    Mother Theresa wasn't white, and in the end, why segregate them at all? Civil rights leaders want coexistence, so to even care what race they were cheapens their legacy.

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