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We keep hearing about Green peace Activists, Human Rights Activists, Animal Rights Activists and on and on, but the question is; who are these people? By definition, activists are people who fight to change the current order of things or (or activism). This order can exist in any aspect of our day to day life.

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'These are the times that try men's souls' is quoted by one of the famous founding fathers of American Revolution, Thomas Paine. He became one of the first individuals to campaign for a ...

Domain: People; Category: Personalities

Jacob Riis was one of the most eminent and hard-working social reformers of his time who adopted newer technologies to depict the life of the poor living in New York. He started off as a carpenter in ...

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Ingrid Newkirk is a prominent animal activist who co-founded the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)—the world's largest animal rights organization. An outspoken woman, she is best ...

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Harriet Tubman, the great African American abolitionist who rescued hundreds of slaves and led them to freedom was born into slavery as Araminta Harriet Ross. She escaped slavery and made it her ...

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Giuseppe Mazzini was an Italian activist and leader who worked tirelessly for the unification of Italy. Committed towards the cause of free, independent, republic and united Italy, Mazzini gave his ...

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The story of Cesar Chavez, the Latino-American civil rights activist, is an extraordinary one. His famous words, 'Si, se puede' (Yes, it can be done) is pregnant with meaning and represents ...

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Alice Paul was an early 20th century women's rights activist who played a key role in the women's suffrage movement that led to the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in ...

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