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  • Annie Besant (1847 - 1933)
    Annie was a prominent British Theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator and supporter of Irish and Indian self rule.
  • Emily Murphy (1868 - 1933)
    Emily Murphy Emily Murphy (born Emily Gowan Ferguson) Canadian women's rights activist, jurist, and author. In 1916, she became the first female magistrate in Canada, and in the British Empire. She...
  • Alice Stone Blackwell (1857 - 1950)
    Alice Stone Blackwell (September 14, 1857 – March 15, 1950) was an American feminist, suffragist, journalist, and human rights advocate. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Born September ...
  • Pauline Shaw (1841 - 1917)
    Pauline Agassiz Shaw (1841 – 1917) was an American philanthropist and social reformer who opened day nurseries, settlement houses, and other establishments in Boston to help new immigrants and t...
  • Ednah Dow Cheney (1824 - 1904)
    Ednah Dow Littlehale Cheney (June 27, 1824 – November 19, 1904) was a writer, reformer, and philanthropist.

Social Reformers and Revolutionaries

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See also Dissident Freedom Activists Worldwide

Definitions:

  • Reformer - a disputant who advocates reform
  • Revolutionary - a person engaged in political revolution.

Bold links are to Geni Profiles.

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  • Samuel Adams (1722-1803) US revolutionary, statesman
  • Jane Addams (1860-1935) US social worker, suffragist
  • Saul Alinsky, (1909-1972) US political activist
  • Susan B. Anthony. (1820-1906) US social reformer, suffragist
  • Mary Austin, (1868-1934) US writer, suffragist

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  • Mikhail Bakunin, (1814-1876) Russian anarchist
  • Stephen Bantu Biko (1946-1977) was an anti-apartheid activist in South Africa
  • William Booth (1829-1912) British Methodist preacher who founded The Salvation Army
  • Antoinette Brown Blackwell, (1825-1921) US abolitionist, feminist, clergy
  • Albert Brisbane (1809–1890) an American utopian socialist, chief popularizer of the theories of Charles Fourier in the US
  • Josephine Elizabeth Butler (1828-1906) Victorian era British feminist who was especially concerned with the welfare of prostitutes.

C

  • Maria Weston Chapman, (1806-1885) US abolitionist, editor

D

  • Georges Jacques Danton, (1759-1794) French revolutionary leader, orator
  • Angela Davis, (1944-____) US political activist, revolutionary, author
  • Dorothy Day, (1897-1980) US editor, humanitarian, women's rights advocate
  • Eugene Debs, (1855-1926) US labor organizer
  • W. E. B. Du Bois, (1868-1963) US writer, social reformer

E

  • Marian Wright Edelman, (1939-____) US social reformer, lawyer, author

F

  • John Fairbairn (1794 – 1864) - newspaper proprietor, educator, financier and politician of the Cape Colony.
  • Susan Faludi, (1959-____) US writer, feminist
  • Eliza Wood Burhans Farnham, (1815-1864) US social reformer, lecturer
  • Betty Friedan, (1921-2006) US feminist, activist, writer
  • Margaret Fuller, (1810-1850) US critic, social reformer, writer

G

  • Mahatma Gandhi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
  • Emma Goldman, (1869-1940) US anarchist
  • Horace Greeley, (1811-1872) US newspaper editor, reformer
  • Germaine Greer, (du Feu) born 1939. Australian born reformer, author, educator
  • Dick Gregory, (1932-____) US comedian, author, political activist
  • Angelina Grimke, (1805-1979) US abolitionist, women's rights advocate
  • Che Guevara, (1928-1967) Argentine revolutionary

H

  • Clara McBride Hale, (1905-1992) US social reformer
  • Lewis Hine (1874-1940) American sociologist and photographer. Hine used his camera as a tool for social reform. His photographs were instrumental in changing the child labor laws in the United States
  • Abbie Hoffman, (1936-1989) US political activist
  • Julia Ward Howe, (1819-1910) US social reformer
  • Dolores Huerta, (1930-____) US Chicana activist, labor leader

J

  • Jesse Jackson, (1941-____) US civil rights leader, minister, politician
  • Sonia Johnson, () US activist, religious leader

K

  • Sally Kempton, (1943-____) US writer, feminist
  • Ellen Key, (1849-1926) Swedish writer, feminist
  • Coretta Scott King, (1927-2006) US civil rights activist
  • Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)
  • Maggie Kuhn, (1905-1995) US activist, social worker

L

  • Belva Lockwood, (1830-1917) US social reformer, lawyer
  • Clare Boothe Luce, (1905-1987) US dramatist, author, politician, diplomat
  • Martin Luther, (1483-1546) German religious reformer

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  • Jeanne-Marie Roland, (1754-1793) French revolutionary
  • Dora Russell, (1894-1986) English writer, activist

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