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List of notable or famous political activists from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top political activists born in the United States and even some popular political activists who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American political activists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These political activists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known political activist from the United States is included when available.

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This historic political activists from the United States list can help answer the questions "Who are some American political activists of note?" and "Who are the most famous political activists from the United States?" These prominent political activists of the United States may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected American political activists.

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Aaron Russo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Political Activists from the United States
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Aaron Russo was an American entertainment businessman, film producer and director, and political activist. He was best known for producing such movies as Trading Places, Wise Guys, and The Rose. Later in life, he created various Libertarian-leaning political documentaries including Mad as Hell and ...more

Age: Died at 64 (1943-2007)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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Afeni Shakur is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Political Activists from the United States
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Afeni Shakur Davis is an American music businesswoman, philanthropist, former political activist and ex-Black Panther. She is the mother of the late rapper Tupac Shakur. She acted as her own criminal defense attorney after being accused of taking part in numerous bombings as a member of the ...more

Age: 71

Birthplace: Lumberton, North Carolina, United States of America

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Angela Davis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Political Activists from the United States
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Angela Yvonne Davis is an American political activist, scholar, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party USA, and had close relations with the Black Panther Party through her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, ...more

Age: 74

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Political Activists from the United States
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Benjamin Franklin FRS was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American ...more

Age: Died at 84 (1706-1790)

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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