March 6, 1820
Harriet Tubman was an escaped slave who made 13 trips to free 70 slaves via the Underground Railroad.
March 31, 1927
Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta were famous civil rights activists who co-founded the United Farm Workers labor union.
April 27, 1927
Coretta Scott King was a civil rights leader and activist, most famously known as the wife of Martin Luther King Jr. She fought for African-American equality in the 1960s.
May 22, 1930
Harvey Milk was an openly gay politician who made history by becoming the first elected to public office in California.
July 12, 1997
Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate ever.
September 8, 1954
Ruby Nell Bridges is an iconic civil rights activist famous for being the first African-American child to desegregate a New Orleans elementary school in 1960.
October 2, 1869
Mahatma Gandhi was an influential Indian lawyer and leader who achieved India's independence through nonviolent resistance, influencing civil rights movements everywhere.
October 2, 1800
Nat Turner was a prominent figure of the American slave rebellious movement and one of the most important Civil Rights leaders in history. He led the only effective slave revolt in American history in 1831.
November 8, 1897
Dorothy Day was an anarchist, journalist and social activist known for her Catholic activism.