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Nise da Silveira MP (1905 - 1999)

Nise da Silveira (Maceió, 15 de fevereiro de 1905 — Rio de Janeiro, 30 de outubro de 1999) foi uma renomada médica psiquiatra brasileira, aluna de Carl Jung. Dedicou sua vida �...

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Chiquinha Gonzaga MP (1847 - 1935)

Francisca Edwiges Neves Gonzaga, mais conhecida como Chiquinha Gonzaga (Rio de Janeiro, 17 de outubro de 1847 — 28 de fevereiro de 1935) foi uma compositora, pianista e regente brasileira. Foi...

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Nísia Floresta MP (1810 - 1885)

Genealogia dos Troncos Familiares de Goianinha - RN do autor Ormuz Barbalho Simonetti - 2008 Uma pequena biografia Em seu livro Patronos e Acadêmicos - referente às personalidades da ...

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Thomas Hobbes [of Malmsbury] MP (1588 - 1679)

Thomas Hobbes, XVII c English philosopher Thomas Hobbes (5 April 1588 – 4 December 1679), in some older texts Thomas Hobbs of Malmsbury, was an English philosopher, best known today for his wo...

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Earl Browder, Chairman of the Communist Party USA (1891 - 1973)

Earl Russell Browder (May 20, 1891 – June 27, 1973) was an American communist and General Secretary of the Communist Party USA from 1934 to 1945. He was expelled from the party in 1946. Ea...

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Erich Honecker MP (1912 - 1994)

Erich Honecker (German pronunciation: [ˈeːʁɪç ˈhɔnɛkɐ]; 25 August 1912 – 29 May 1994) was a German communist politician who led the...

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Robert Sargent Shriver, III MP

Robert Sargent "Bobby" Shriver III (born April 28, 1954) is an activist, attorney, journalist and member of the Kennedy family living in Santa Monica, California. He was a member of the Santa Monica ...

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Leon Trotsky MP (1879 - 1940)

Leon Trotsky[a] (Russian: Лев Дави́дович Тро́цкий; pro...

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Charles Henry Parkhurst (1842 - 1933)

Charles Henry Parkhurst (April 17, 1842 – September 8, 1933) was an American clergyman and social reformer, born in Framingham, Massachusetts. Although scholarly and reserved, he preached two ...

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Franklin Benjamin Sanborn (1831 - 1917)

Franklin Benjamin Sanborn (December 15, 1831 – February 24, 1917) was an American journalist, author, and reformer. Sanborn was a social scientist, and a memorialist of American transcendental...

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Adam Smith MP (1723 - 1790)

Adam Smith (baptised 16 June 1723 – 17 July 1790 [OS: 5 June 1723 – 17 July 1790]) was a Scottish social philosopher and a pioneer of political economy. One of the key figures of the Sc...

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Béla Kun MP (1886 - 1938)

Béla Kun (1886–1938), born Béla Kohn, was a Hungarian revolutionary who led the Hungarian Soviet Republic in 1919. Following the fall of the Hungarian revolution, Kun emigrated to ...

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Kerry Kennedy MP

Married in St. Matthew's Cathedral, Wash., D.C. by Father Gerard Creedon, an Irish priest and close family friend.

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Walter Ulbricht MP (1893 - 1973)

Walter Ulbricht (Leipzig, 30 June 1893 – Groß Dölln, 1 August 1973) was a German communist politician. He played a leading role in the creation of the Weimar-era Communist Party of...

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Howard Zinn MP (1922 - 2010)

"We were not born critical of existing society. There was a moment in our lives (or a month, or a year) when certain facts appeared before us, startled us, and then caused us to question beliefs that w...

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Joe Slovo MP (1926 - 1995)

Yossel Mashel Slovo was born in Lithuiania in 1926 to a Jewish family who emigrated to South Africa when he was eight. His father worked as a truck driver in Johannesburg. Slovo left school in 1941 and...

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Allen Ginsberg MP (1926 - 1997)

Renowned poet, world traveler, spiritual seeker, founding member of a major literary movement, champion of human and civil rights, photographer and songwriter, political gadfly, teacher and co-founder ...

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Peter Yarrow MP

Peter Yarrow (born May 31, 1938) is an American singer who found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary.[1] Yarrow co-wrote (with Leonard Lipton) one of the group's most famous song...

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Felix Adler MP (1851 - 1933)

) Felix Adler (August 13, 1851 – April 24, 1933) was a German American professor of political and social ethics, rationalist, popular lecturer, religious leader and social reformer who founded...

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Adolf Abraham Fischhof MP (1816 - 1893)

Adolf Fischhof (Hungarian: Fischhof Adolf) (December 8, 1816, Alt-Ofen/Óbuda, Hungary - March 23, 1893, Emmersdorf, today a part of Klagenfurt, Carinthia) was a Hungarian-Austrian writer and p...

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Boris Nemtsov MP (1959 - 2015)

Boris Yefimovich Nemtsov (Russian: Бори́с Ефи́мович Немцо&#...

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Mathias Brugman Duliebre MP (1811 - 1868)

Mathias Brugman (January 3, 1811 – September 30, 1868), a.k.a. Mathias Bruckman, was a leader in Puerto Rico's independence revolution against Spain known as El Grito de Lares (Lares' Cry). ...

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Yelena Bonner MP (1923 - 2011)

Yelena Bonner (Russian: Елена Георгиевна Боннэр ; 15 F...

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Susan Sontag MP (1933 - 2004)

Susan Sontag (/ˈsɒntæɡ/; January 16, 1933 – December 28, 2004) was an American writer and filmmaker, teacher and political activist, publishing her first major work...

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Justin Whitlock Dart, Jr. (1930 - 2002)

. Justin Whitlock Dart, Jr. (August 29, 1930 – June 22, 2002) was an American activist and advocate for people with disabilities. He helped to pass the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990,...

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Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward (1844 - 1911)

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward, born Mary Gray Phelps, (August 31, 1844 – January 28, 1911) was an American author and an early advocate of clothing reform for women, urging them to burn their c...

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Julia Tutwiler ("angel of the prisons") (1841 - 1916)

Social Reformer and Educator. Julia Tutwiler was an Alabama advocate for education and prison reform and a poet. Graduating in the first class of Vassar College, she served as co-principal of t...

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Josephine Gomon (1892 - 1975)

Josephine Fellows Gomon (June 29, 1892 – November 13, 1975) was a social and political activist, mayoral secretary, labor leader and schoolteacher. She is noted for her contributions to Detroi...

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Caroline Bartlett Crane (1858 - 1935)

Caroline Bartlett Crane (August 17, 1858 – March 24, 1935) was an American Unitarian minister, suffragist, civic reformer, educator and journalist. She was known as "America's housekeeper" for...

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Laura Smith Haviland (1808 - 1898)

Laura Smith Haviland (December 20, 1808- April 20, 1898) was an American abolitionist, suffragette, and social reformer. She was an important figure in the history of the Underground Railroad.

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Kate Waller Barrett (1857 - 1925)

Kate Waller Barrett (January 24, 1857 – February 23, 1925), née Katherine Harwood Waller, was a prominent Virginia physician, humanitarian, philanthropist, sociologist and social reform...

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John Stuart Mill MP (1806 - 1873)

John Stuart Mill Wikipedia Bio Biographical Summary Mill, John Stuart . 20/05/1806-09/05/1873. Ref: 1058. Male. Place of Birth: 13 Rodney Street, Pentonville, London. Place of Death: Avigno...

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Wayne Wheeler (1869 - 1927)

Wayne Bidwell Wheeler (November 10, 1869 – September 5, 1927) was an American attorney and prohibitionist. His most famous contribution to the prohibition movement was making the Anti-Saloon L...

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Giuseppe Garibaldi MP (1807 - 1882)

Giuseppe Garibaldi , in English (July 4, 1807 – June 2, 1882) was an Italian military and political figure. In his twenties, he joined the Carbonari Italian patriot revolutionaries, and fled Ita...

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José de San Martín MP (1778 - 1850)

José de San Martín (Yapeyú, Argentina, 25 de febrero de 1778 - Boulogne-sur-Mer, Francia, 17 de agosto de 1850) fue un militar argentino cuyas campañas fueron decisivas para...

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Simón Bolívar, 3º presidente de Venezuela MP (1783 - 1830)

Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios Ponte y Blanco His remains were buried in the cathedral of Santa Marta. Twelve years later, in 1842, at the ...

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Raúl Castro MP

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Fidel Castro MP

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (Spanish: [fiˈðel ˈkastro]; born August 13, 1926) is a Cuban revolutionary and politician, having held the position of Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959...

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Samuel Solomon Gompers MP (1850 - 1924)

A book: Samuel Gompers was president of the American Federation of Labor for almost forty years, between 1886 and 1924, and the nation's leading trade unionist and labor spokesman.

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Amānullāh Khān MP (1892 - 1960)

Amānullāh Khān (Pashto: أمان الله خان, Dari: أمان الل&...

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Karl Renner MP (1870 - 1950)

Karl Renner (14 December 1870 – 31 December 1950) was an Austrian politician of the Social Democratic Party. He is called the Father of the Republic because he headed the first government in Ger...

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James Keir Hardie (1856 - 1915)

Labour MP for Merthyr Tydfil from 1900; Executive Chairman, Labour Party, House of Commons. Wikipedia contributors. " Keir Hardie ." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

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Rt Hon Tony Benn MP (1925 - 2014)

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn PC (born 3 April 1925), formerly 2nd Viscount Stansgate, is a retired British Labour Party politician who was a Member of Parliament (MP) for 50 years and a Cabinet Minister ...

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Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov, Lenin MP (1870 - 1924)

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (alias Lenin ) was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He served as head of government of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic from...

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Doña Manuela Sáenz (Libertadora del Libertador) (c.1797 - 1856)

Doña Manuela Sáenz (December 27, 1797 (or possibly 1795) – November 23, 1856) was a revolutionary hero of South America and the mistress of the South American revolutionary leade...

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Mao Zedong 毛澤東 MP (1893 - 1976)

Mao Zedong , also transliterated as Mao Tse-tung , and commonly referred to as Chairman Mao , was a Chinese Communist revolutionary, guerrilla warfare strategist, political philosopher, and leader of t...

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John Randolph Neal, Jr. (Chief Counsel in the Scopes "Monkey"Trial) (1876 - 1959)

. John Randolph Neal, Jr. (September 17, 1876 – November 23, 1959) was an American attorney, law professor, politician, and activist, best known for his role as chief counsel during the 1925 S...

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Kirtley F. Mather (1888 - 1978)

Kirtley Fletcher Mather (February 13, 1888 – May 5, 1978) was an American geologist and faculty member at Harvard University. An expert on petroleum geology and mineralogy, Mather was a promin...

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Dr Nicholas Nugent of Antigua MP (1781 - 1843)

Dr Nicholas Nugent , who designated himself ‘of Antigua’, (1781 - 1843) One of the third generation of Nugents to have lived in Antigua after his father, Oliver Nugent (who died in 1802...

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Lyman Abbott (1835 - 1922)

Lyman Abbott (December 18, 1835 – October 22, 1922) was an American Congregationalist theologian, editor, and author. Early years Lyman Abbott was born at Roxbury, Massachusetts on Decembe...

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Josephine Aspinwall Bierstadt (1886 - 1976)

Josephine Aspinwall Roche (December 2, 1886 - July 1976) was a Colorado humanitarian, industrialist, activist, and politician. She was born in Neligh, Nebraska, and raised in Omaha, attending private g...

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Helen Hunt Jackson MP (1830 - 1885)

Helen Maria Hunt Jackson, born Helen Fiske (October 15, 1830 – August 12, 1885), was an American poet and writer who became an activist on behalf of improved treatment of Native Americans by t...

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Helen Storrow (1864 - 1944)

Helen Osborne Storrow (September 22, 1864 – November 12, 1944) was a prominent American philanthropist, early Girl Scout leader, and chair of the World Committee of the World Association of Gi...

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Thomas Mott Osborne (1859 - 1926)

Thomas Mott Osborne (September 23, 1859 – October 20, 1926) was an American prison administrator, prison reformer, industrialist and New York State political reformer. He was also known as "To...

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Josephine Lowell (Shaw) (1843 - 1905)

Josephine Shaw Lowell (December 16, 1843 - October 12, 1905) was a Progressive Reform leader in the United States in the Nineteenth century. She is best known for creating the New York Consumers Leag...

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Charles Eliot Norton (1827 - 1908)

Charles Eliot Norton (November 16, 1827 – October 21, 1908) was a leading American author, social critic, and professor of art. He was a progressive social reformer and a liberal activist whom...

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Robert Burnett Choate, Jr. (1924 - 2009)

. Robert Burnett Choate, Jr. (November 6, 1924 – May 3, 2009) was an American businessman, political activist, and self-described "citizen lobbyist" most famous for his work in consumer protec...

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Joseph Lupton MP (1816 - 1894)

Joseph Lupton (1816–1894) was a committed Liberal, on the executive of the National Reform Union. Like many of his family, he was a leading Unitarian, serving as president and later vice-preside...

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Reverend Thomas Scales (1786 - 1860)

Rev. Thomas Scales (1786-1860) Identified as one of the people in the portrait (based on National Portrait Gallery description) The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840 by Benjamin Robert Haydon. ...

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Gobnait Ní Bhruadair (1861 - 1955)

Gobnait Ní Bhruadair (17 December 1861 – 16 January 1955) was one of the foremost Irish republican women of the twentieth century. A lifelong radical, Gobnait campaigned passionately fo...

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Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, KG MP (1801 - 1885)

Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury KG (28 April 1801 – 1 October 1885), styled Lord Ashley from 1811 to 1851, was an English politician, philanthropist and social reformer.

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William Lloyd Garrison MP (1805 - 1879)

William Lloyd Garrison (December 13, 1805 – May 24, 1879) was a prominent American abolitionist, journalist, and social reformer. He is best known as the editor of the radical abolitionist newsp...

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Albert Brisbane MP (1809 - 1890)

Albert Brisbane (1809–1890) was an American utopian socialist, the chief popularizer of the theories of Charles Fourier in the United States in several books, notably Social Destiny of Man (1840...

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Jacob August Riis MP (1849 - 1914)

Jacob August Riis (May 3, 1849 – May 26, 1914) was a Danish American social reformer, "muckraking" journalist and social documentary photographer. He is known for using his photographic and jo...

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Anna S Walling (1879 - 1964)

Birth: Mar. 21, 1879, Russian Federation Death: 1964 Anna Strunsky Walling, author, was born in Babinotz, Russia in 1879. She emigrated to the United States in 1893, and received an A.B. degree f...

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Maria Susan Rye MP (1829 - 1903)

Maria Susan Rye , (31 March 1829 – 12 November 1903), was an English social reformer and a promoter of emigration, especially of young women living in Liverpool workhouses. She was the daughter ...

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Eglantyne Louisa Jebb (1845 - 1925)

Eglantyne Louisa Jebb (1845-1925) was a social reformer. Born in Killiney, Ireland, she married her cousin Arthur Trevor Jebb (1839-1894), a barrister and landowner from Ellesmere, Shropshire. Her br...

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Max Forrester Eastman (1883 - 1969)

Max Forrester Eastman (January 4, 1883 – March 25, 1969) was an American writer on literature, philosophy and society, a poet, and a prominent political activist. For many years, Eastman was a...

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Anne Hopkins Aitken (1911 - 1994)

Anne Arundel Hopkins Aitken (February 8, 1911 – June 13, 1994) was an American writer on Zen. Named Anna Stinchfield Hopkins when she was born in Cook County, Illinois on February 8, 1911 (bir...

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Robert Baker Aitken (1917 - 2010)

Robert Baker Dairyu Chotan Aitken Rōshi (June 19, 1917 – August 5, 2010) was a Zen teacher in the Harada-Yasutani lineage. He co-founded the Honolulu Diamond Sangha in 1959 together wit...

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Sir Ebenezer Howard MP (c.1850 - 1928)

Sir Ebenezer Howard OBE (29 January 1850 – 1 May 1928) is known for his publication Garden Cities of To-morrow (1898), the description of a utopian city in which people live harmoniously togethe...

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Charles Loring Brace (1826 - 1890)

Charles Loring Brace (June 19, 1826 – August 11, 1890) was an American philanthropist who contributed to the field of social reform. He is considered a father of the modern foster care movemen...

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Robert McAfee Brown (1920 - 2001)

Robert McAfee Brown (28 May 1920 Carthage, Illinois – 4 September 2001 Greenfield, Massachusetts) was an American theologian and activist. Life Brown was the son of a Presbyterian minist...

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Elizabeth Saunders (1762 - 1851)

From Massachusetts Historical Society - Saltonstall Family Papers - Guide to the collection Elizabeth Elkins Sanders [or Saunders] (1762-1851) was the daughter of Thomas Elkins and Elizabeth White El...

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Arria Sargent Huntington (1848 - 1921)

Arria Sargent Huntington (1848-1921) From Porter-Phelps-Huntington Family Papers Arria was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, January 22, 1848. She was the eldest daughter of Frederic Dan and Hannah H...

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Rebecca Harding Davis (1831 - 1910)

Rebecca Blaine Harding Davis (June 24, 1831–September 29, 1910; born Rebecca Blaine Harding) was an American author and journalist. She is deemed a pioneer of literary realism in Ameri...

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Margaret Louise Sanger (1879 - 1966)

Margaret Higgins Sanger (September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966) was an American birth control activist, sex educator, and nurse. Sanger popularized the term birth control, opened the first bi...

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Carrie Amelia Nation MP (1846 - 1911)

Carrie Amelia (Moore) Nation November 25, 1846- June 9, 1911. Born in Garrard, Kentucky, USA; died in Leavenworth, Kansas, USA. Parents: George Moore c.1845-1883 and Mary James Campbell 1825-1893 H...

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Lewis Wickes Hine (1874 - 1940)

Lewis Wickes Hine (September 26, 1874 – November 3, 1940) was an American sociologist and photographer. Hine used his camera as a tool for social reform. His photographs were instrumental in c...

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Eliza Woodson Farnham (1815 - 1864)

Eliza Farnham (November 17, 1815 – December 15, 1864) was a 19th-century American novelist, feminist, abolitionist, and activist for prison reform. Biography Her maiden name was Burhans. S...

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Maria Weston Chapman (1806 - 1885)

Maria Weston or Maria Weston Chapman (July 25, 1806 - July 12, 1885) was an American abolitionist. She was elected to the executive committee of the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1839 and from 183...

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Mary Hunter Austin (1868 - 1934)

Mary Hunter Austin (September 9, 1868 – August 13, 1934) was an American writer. One of the early nature writers of the American Southwest, her classic The Land of Little Rain (1903) describes...

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Josephine Elizabeth Butler MP (1828 - 1906)

Josephine Elizabeth Butler (née Grey) (13 April 1828 – 30 December 1906) was a Victorian era British feminist who was especially concerned with the welfare of prostitutes. She led the lon...

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Emmeline Pankhurst MP (1858 - 1928)

From - (please visit for full citations) Emmeline Pankhurst (born Emmeline Goulden) (15 July 1858 – 14 June 1928) was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movemen...

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Lucretia Mott MP (1793 - 1880)

Lucretia Coffin Mott was born 3 January 1793 in Nantucket, Massachusetts and died on 11 November 1880 near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was an American Quaker, abolitionist (Underground Railroad), s...

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Olaudah Equiano MP (1745 - 1797)

Olaudah Equiano (c. 1745 – 31 March 1797) also known as Gustavus Vassa, was a prominent African involved in the British movement for the abolition of the slave trade. He was enslaved as a child,...

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Allard K. Lowenstein MP (1929 - 1980)

Allard Kenneth Lowenstein (January 16, 1929 – March 14, 1980) was a liberal Democratic politician, a one-term congressman representing the 5th District in Nassau County, New York from 1969 u...

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Thomas Wilson Dorr, Governor (extralegal) (1805 - 1854)

Thomas Wilson Dorr (November 5, 1805 – December 27, 1854), was American politician and reformer, best known for leading the Dorr Rebellion. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the son...

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Michael Francis Moore MP

Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American filmmaker, author, social critic and activist. He is the director and producer of Fahrenheit 9/11, which is the highest-grossing documentary o...

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Hannah Clark Johnston Bailey (1839 - 1923)

Hannah Clark Johnston Bailey (July 5, 1839-October 23,1923) was born at Cornwall-on-the-Hudson, New York. She was the eldest of 11 children of a family of Quaker pacifists. Hannah Johnston taught for 1...

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Catherine Courtney, Baroness Courtney of Penwith (1847 - 1929)

Catherine "Kate" Courtney, Baroness Courtney of Penwith (née Potter; 4 April 1847 - 26 February 1929), was a British social worker and internationalist. Active in charitable organizations in h...

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Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield PC OM (1859 - 1947)

Sidney James Webb, 1st Baron Passfield PC OM (13 July 1859 – 13 October 1947) was a British socialist, economist, reformer and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. He was one of the...

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Beatrice Webb (1858 - 1943)

Martha Beatrice Webb, Baroness Passfield (née Potter; 22 January 1858 – 30 April 1943), was an English sociologist, economist, socialist and social reformer. Although her husband became...

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Octavia Hill MP (1835 - 1912)

Octavia Hill From Wikipedia (3 December 1838 – 13 August 1912) was an English social reformer, whose main concern was the welfare of the inhabitants of cities, especially London, in the se...

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Ellen Gates Starr MP (1859 - 1940)

Ellen Gates Starr (March 19, 1859, near Laona, Illinois – February 10, 1940, in Suffern, New York) was an American social reformer and activist. Biography Ellen Starr was born in Laona...

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William Wilberforce MP (1759 - 1833)

William Wilberforce (24 August 1759 – 29 July 1833) was a British politician, a philanthropist and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. A native of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshir...

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John Brooks Leavitt (1849 - 1930)

John Brooks Leavitt (1849–1930) was a New York City attorney, author and reformer. As member of the "Good Government" movement, Leavitt crusaded against Tammany Hall municipal corruption, dema...

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Samuel Hoare, Jr. (1751 - 1825)

Samuel Hoare Birth: 1751 Marriage: May 15 1776 - Norwich Mm, Norfolk, England Wife: Sarah Gurney Parents: Samuel Hoare, Grizell Death: July 14 1825 - Tottenham, Middlesex, England Sam...

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Elizabeth Fry MP (1780 - 1845)

Elizabeth (Betsy) Fry (21 May 1780 – 12 October 1845), née Gurney, was an English prison reformer, social reformer and, as a Quaker, a Christian philanthropist. She has sometimes been r...

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