Top 20 Civil Rights Leader celebrities in United States
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Civil Rights Leader celebrities [Updated August 11, 2022].
Afeni Shakur was born
on January 22, 1947
in Lumberton, United States.
Mother of rapper Tupac Shakur and founder of the philanthropic Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation.
She won a lawsuit to win the rights of 150 of her son's unreleased recordings.
Net Worth 2020: $50 Million
Vernon Jordan was born
on August 15, 1935
in United States.
He survived a 1980 murder attempt in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 1996, serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin confessed that he had shot Jordan.
Net Worth 2020: $12 Million
Jesse Jackson was born
on October 8, 1941
in Greenville, United States.
He founded Rainbow/PUSH in 1971 and was heavily involved in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference during the 1960's.
Net Worth 2020: $9 Million
Bobby Seale was born
on October 22, 1936
in Dallas, United States.
He was one of the original "Chicago Eight" defendants charged with conspiracy and inciting to riot, in the wake of the 1968 Democratic National Convention, in Chicago but was later severed from the case.
Net Worth 2020: $1 Million
Martin Luther King Jr. was born
on January 15, 1929
in Atlanta, United States.
He helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and he led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, which helped end racial segregation on the public transit systems.
Net Worth 2020: $250 Thousand
Dolores Huerta was born
on April 10, 1930
in Dawnson, United States.
She has been well recognized for her work receiving the Eugene V. Debs
Foundation Outstanding American Award, the United States Presidential Eleanor Roosevelt
Award for Human Rights, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and many more awards for her community service and advocacy.
Xernona Clayton was born
on August 30, 1930
in Muskogee, United States.
African-American civil rights leader who worked closely with Martin Luther King Jr. as a member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in the 60's. In 1967, she began hosting The Xernona Clayton Show, making her the first Southern African-American to host a prime time talk show.
The Xernona Clayton Barbie doll was created in her honor by Mattel in 2004.
Al Sharpton was born
on October 3, 1954
in New York City, United States.
Civil rights activist and minister well known for his advocacy within the Black American community. He was also formerly a White House advisor, providing counsel to both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
He ran for Senate, then attempted to run for President in 2004.
Julian Bond was born
on January 14, 1940
in Nashville, United States.
He narrated the PBS video Eyes on the Prize, a 14-hour documentary series about the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
Joseph Echols Lowery was born
on October 6, 1921
in Huntsville, United States.
He led the Selma to Montgomery march of 1965 and he co-founded the Black Leadership Forum, a consortium of Black advocacy groups.
Jane Addams was born
on September 6, 1860
in Cedarville, United States.
Where previous welfare agencies offered specific services, her Hull Houser sponsored neighborhood facilities like a vocational club, a day care center, and a gymnasium.
Huey P Newton was born
on February 17, 1942
in Monroe, United States.
He was fatally gunned down by a member of the Black Guerilla Family in Oakland, California in 1989.
Harvey Milk was born
on May 22, 1930
in Long Island, United States.
He became a martyr in the gay community after he was assassinated by fellow city official Dan White. Actor Sean Penn
won an Academy Award for portraying him in the 2008 film Milk.
Ella Baker was born
on December 13, 1903
in Norfolk, United States.
She was hired as a secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1940.
Dorothy Height was born
on March 24, 1912
in Richmond, United States.
She advised President Dwight D. Eisenhower to end school segregation, and she later encouraged President Lyndon B. Johnson
to consider African-American women for government posts.
Dorothy Day was born
on November 8, 1897
in New York City, United States.
She promoted in the pages of her paper not only Catholic teachings, but social causes; she believed in them strongly enough to be arrested and go on a hunger strike for them.
Dorothea Dix was born
on April 4, 1802
in Hampden, United States.
Her legacy was honored by the United States Postal Service with the issuing of a Dorothea Dix one cent stamp in 1983.
Coretta Scott King was born
on April 27, 1927
in Heiberger, United States.
Civil rights activist and wife of Martin Luther King Jr. After her husband's assassination, she took on a leadership role in the struggle for racial equality and also became active in the Women's Movement and the LGBT rights movement.
She was honored after her death when she became the first African-American to lie in the Georgia State Capitol.
Claudette Colvin was born
on September 5, 1939
in United States.
Civil rights activist during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960's who was the first person to resist bus segregation, nine months before Rosa Parks was kicked off the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
She testified in the case Browder v. Gayle, which was appealed all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, which in turn declared bus segregation unconstitutional in 1956.
Cesar Chavez was born
on March 31, 1927
in Yuma, United States.
His birthday, March 31st, has become nationally recognized, and he became known for his slogan "Si, se puede."