Category : Activist

American civil rights activist Rosanell Eaton was born on April 14, 1921, in Louisburg, North Carolina and died on December 8, 2018. At just 21 years old, Rosanell Eaton became one of the first African Americans to vote in her county after completing a literacy test. Rosanell Eaton was responsible for the registration of more ..

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Russian human rights activist Lyudmila Mikhaylovna Alexeyeva was born on July 20, 1927, and died on December 8, 2018. She was a Russian historian, a leading human rights activist, and one of the founding members of the Moscow Helsinki Watch Group. Lyudmila Alexeyeva was one of the last Soviet dissidents active in modern Russia. Lyudmila ..

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American politician, advocate for childhood immunizations, and world peace activist Betsy Lou Bumpers, née Flanagan was born on January 11, 1925, and died on November 23, 2018. She served as the First Lady of Arkansas from 1971 to 1975. Together, Bumpers and Rosalynn Carter headed a successful campaign to ensure that all American school children ..

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Syrian anti-government activist Raed Fares was born in 1972 and died on November 23, 2018. Raed Fares was a Syrian journalist, activist and civil society leader from Kafr Nabl, Syria. During 2013 Fares founded the Radio Fresh FM. This was an independent radio station reaching audiences in Idlib, Aleppo, and Hamah provinces. Raed Fares passed ..

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Australian educator and indigenous activist Bonita Mabo was born in 1943, in Halifax, Queensland and died on November 26, 2018. She was an Australian South Sea Islander of Ni-Vanuatu drop whose precursors were “blackbirded” to work in the sugar stick industry in Queensland. Her granddad was “blackbirded” from Tanna in what is currently Vanuatu. In ..

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Progressive Urdu writer, poet, human rights activist and feminist of Pakistan Fahmida Riaz was born on July 28, 1946 and died on November 22, 2018. Fahmida Riaz is the creator of the Godavari, Khatt-e Marmuz, and Khana e Aab O Gil, the principal interpretation of the Masnavi of Jalaluddin Rumi from Persian into Urdu. The ..

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BJD politician, writer, and social activist Baishnab Charan Parida was born on February 15, 1941, and died on November 22, 2018. He was a previous Member of Rajya Sabha (the upper place of India’s Parliament) and spoke to Odisha. Communism and secularism are his primary mantras. Parida was chosen to Rajya Sabha in July 2010 ..

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