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  • Kossuth Lajos (1802 - 1894)
    Ügyvéd, hírlapíró, lapszerkesztő, m. kir. pénzügyminiszter: 1848. április 7. - 1848. szept. 12-ig, a Honvédelmi Bizottmány...
  • Nestor Ivanovich Makhno (1888 - 1934)
    Nestor Makhno was one of the best known anarchists that took part of the civil war at the end of the czarist regime in Russian empire. He is credited with setting up one of the largest anarchist territ...
  • Friedrich Engels (1820 - 1895)
    Friedrich Engels (German pronunciation: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈɛŋəls]; 28 November 1820 – 5 August 1895 ) was a German industrialist, s...
  • Amy Lynn Carter
    Amy Lynn Carter (born October 19, 1967) is an American activist. She is the daughter of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter. Carter entered the limelight as she lived as a...
  • Julia Clifford Lathrop (1858 - 1932)
    |1071 Social Reformer. A college friend of Hull House founder Jane Addams, she worked for Addams as a county visitor and later served as a member of the Illinois State Board of Charities. In 1901 s...

Social Reformers and Revolutionaries


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

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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


  • 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.


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


  • 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


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


  • 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
  • Fuller, (1810-1850) US critic, social reformer, writer


  • Mahatma Gandhi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
  • Emma Goldman, (1869-1940) US anarchist
  • Horace Greeley, (1811-1872) US newspaper editor, reformer
  • Germaine Greer, (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


  • 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


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


  • 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


  • 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







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








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