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  • Sir Fulque Melville Gerald Noel Agnew of Lochnaw, 10th Bt (1900 - 1975)
    √ Burke's Peerage - page 7 Volume 1 107th edition Sir Fulque Melville Gerald Noel Agnew of Lochnaw, 10th Bt (later dropped title); b 6 Oct 1900; educ Harrow and Edinburgh U (BSc 1943); Lt 4th Bn ...
  • Domhnall O'Donoghue (1897 - 1957)
    He fought on Republican side in Civil War 1922-23. Officer of 5th Battalion Engineers, Dublin Brigade IRA. Jailed for most of Civil War, 1922-23. He was on the big hunger strike, Oct-Nov 1923. The me...
  • Sighle Humphreys (1899 - 1994)
    Sighle Humphreys was an Irish political activist and member of Cumann na mBan. Humphreys was deeply involved in the republican cause. She served as as secretary, director of publicity, and national v...
  • Nell (Rahilly) Humphreys (1871 - 1939)
    Nell Humphreys was an Irish revolutionary, Cumann na mBan leader, and Dublin city councillor active in the period from 1916 to 1923. Born in Ballylongford, Co. Kerry, she was a sister of the 1916 lea...
  • Gerry Adams
    Gerry Adams is an Irish republican politician who is the president of the Sinn Féin political party and a Teachta Dála (TD; a member of the Irish parliament) for Louth since the 2011 general election. ...

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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