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List of famous male civil rights activists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male civil rights activists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being civil rights activists. There are thousand of males working as civil rights activists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic civil rights activists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a civil rights activist then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all male civil rights activists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male civil rights activists?" and "Who are the best male civil rights activists?"
Mahatma Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Civil Rights Activists
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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahatma —applied to him first in ...more

Age: Died at 79 (1869-1948)

Birthplace: Porbandar, India

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Charlton Heston is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Civil Rights Activists
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Charlton Heston was an American actor and political activist. As a Hollywood star he appeared in 100 films over the course of 60 years. He played the leading role in The Ten Commandments; Touch of Evil with Orson Welles; Ben-Hur, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor; El Cid; and Planet ...more

Age: Died at 85 (1923-2008)

Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States of America

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Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Civil Rights Activists
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The 14th Dalai Lama is the current Dalai Lama, as well as the longest-lived incumbent. Dalai Lamas are amongst the head monks of the Gelug school, the newest of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, and is also well known for his lifelong advocacy for Tibetans inside ...more

Age: 81

Birthplace: Taktser, China

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Cesar Chavez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Civil Rights Activists
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Cesar Chavez was an American farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist, who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association. A Mexican American, Chavez became the best known Latino American civil rights activist, and was strongly promoted by the American labor ...more

Age: Died at 66 (1927-1993)

Birthplace: Yuma, Arizona, United States of America

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