civil rights activist

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Noun1.civil rights activist - a leader of the political movement dedicated to securing equal opportunity for members of minority groupscivil rights activist - a leader of the political movement dedicated to securing equal opportunity for members of minority groups
freedom rider - one of an interracial group of civil rights activists who rode buses through parts of the South in order to protest racial segregation
crusader, meliorist, reformer, reformist, social reformer - a disputant who advocates reform
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CHART-TOPPING revolutionary artist, poet and civil rights activist Gil Scott-Heron was honoured with a tribute at St George's Hall.
ACTOR-SINGER and pioneer civil rights activist Paul Robeson died in Philadelphia yesterday, aged 77.
Summary: BEIRUT: A civil rights activist is calling on military magistrates to resign and threatened to go on a hunger strike, after refusing to attend a hearing at the Military Tribunal on Friday.
A LECTURE by a US civil rights activist who worked alongside Martin Luther King heads a programme of events leading up to Slavery Remembrance Day.
American civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson praised on Saturday Morocco's reforms and major achievements in development.
Stevie Wonder also performed and civil rights activist Al Sharpton gave a rousing speech.
Summary: Civil Rights activist Jesse Jackson has urged people not to turn the killers of Stephen Lawrence into "trophies" that distract from the deeper issue of racism in the UK.
WASHINGTON -- Celebrated African-American author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has died, the North Carolina University where she taught said Wednesday.
It profiles Chinese-Canadian civil rights activist Jean Lumb who tells her brave story of her lifelong fight, from the 1930s through to the present, to be recognized as a Canadian, not only for herself but for her people.
The trope that Bush doesn't give a damn if black people die was repeated by Moore, rapper Kanye West, self-styled civil rights activist Al Sharpton, and others.
1969: Civil rights activist James Forman marches into a service at the mostly white Riverside Church in New York City and begins reading his "Black Manifesto.
An accomplished poet and storyteller, Logan is also a budding civil rights activist, demanding that his family spend a day of reflection on Martin Luther King Jr.