Famous Male Social Activists

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

This list has a variety of people, like Floyd Red Crow Westerman and Justin Hayford, in it.

While this isn't a list of all male social activists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male social activists?" and "Who are the best male social activists?"
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Social Activists
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Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, composer, and record and film producer who gained worldwide fame as bass player for the Beatles. His songwriting partnership with John Lennon remains the most successful in history. After the group disbanded in 1970, he pursued a solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine. A self-taught musician, McCartney is proficient on bass, guitar, and keyboards. He is known for his melodic approach to bass-playing (mainly playing with a plectrum), his versatile and wide tenor vocal range (spanning over four octaves), and his eclecticism (exploring styles ranging from early ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 76

Birthplace: United Kingdom

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Al Sharpton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Social Activists
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Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr. (born October 3, 1954) is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, talk show host and politician. Sharpton is the founder of the National Action Network. In 2004, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. presidential election. He hosts his own radio talk show, Keepin' It Real, and he makes regular guest appearances on cable news television. In 2011, he was named the host of MSNBC's PoliticsNation, a nightly talk show. In 2015, the program was shifted to Sunday mornings.Sharpton's supporters praise "his ability and willingness to defy the power structure that is seen as the cause of their suffering" and consider him "a man who is ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 64

Birthplace: Brownsville, New York City, New York, United States of America

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Jesse Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Social Activists
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Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. (né Burns; born October 8, 1941) is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and politician. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as a shadow U.S. Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997. He is the founder of the organizations that merged to form Rainbow/PUSH. Former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. is his eldest son. Jackson hosted Both Sides with Jesse Jackson on CNN from 1992 to 2000. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 77

Birthplace: United States of America, United States, with Territories, South Carolina, Greenville

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Bono is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Social Activists
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Paul David Hewson, KBE OL (born 10 May 1960), known by his stage name Bono (), is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. He is best known as the lead vocalist and primary lyricist of rock band U2. Bono was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. He attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School where he met his future wife, Alison Stewart, as well as schoolmates with whom he founded U2 in 1976. Bono soon established himself as a passionate frontman for the band through his expressive vocal style and grandiose gestures and songwriting. His lyrics are known for their social and political themes, and for their religious imagery inspired by his ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 58

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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