Abbie Hoffman Abbot Howard "Abbie" Hoffman (November 30, 1936 – April 12, 1989) was an American political and social activist who co-founded the Youth International Party ("Yippies").
Alex Rackley Alex Rackley was a member of the New York chapter of the Black Panther Party in the late 1960s.
American Friends Service Committee The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) affiliated organization which works for peace and social justice in the United States and aroun...
American Indian Movement The American Indian Movement (AIM) is a Native American advocacy group in the United States, founded in 1968 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with an agenda that focuses on spirituality, leaders...
American Nazi Party The American Nazi Party was an American political party founded by George Lincoln Rockwell.
Angela Davis Angela Yvonne Davis (born January 26, 1944) is an American political activist, scholar, and author.
Assata Shakur Assata Olugbala Shakur (born July 16, 1947), as JoAnne Deborah Byron, married name Chesimard is an African-American activist and escaped convicted murderer who ...
Bernardine Dohrn Bernardine Rae Dohrn (née Ohrnstein; born January 12, 1942) is a Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law and the immediate past Director of Northwester...
Bill Ayers William Charles "Bill" Ayers (born December 26, 1944) is an American elementary education theorist and a former leader in the counterculture movement that opposed U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.
Black Liberators The Black Liberators was a militant civil-rights organization formed in St. Louis, Missouri in the spring of 1968.
Black Panther Party The Black Panther Party or BPP (originally the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense) was a black revolutionary socialist organization active in the United States from 1966 until 1982.
Bobby Seale Robert George "Bobby" Seale (born October 22, 1936) is an American political activist.
Brown Berets The Brown Berets are a Chicano/Mexican American community organization that emerged during the Chicano Movement in the late 1960s and remains active to the present day.
Bunchy Carter Alprentice "Bunchy" Carter was an African American activist who was killed on January 17, 1969.
C. Bette Wimbish C. Bette Wimbish; March 24, 1924November 30, 2009) was born in Perry, Florida to Tom and Ola Mae Davis.
Carl Oglesby Carl Oglesby (July 30, 1935 – September 13, 2011) was an American writer, academic, and political activist.
Clyde Bellecourt Clyde Howard Bellecourt (born May 8, 1936) is a White Earth Ojibwe civil rights organizer noted for co-founding the American Indian Movement (AIM) in 1968 with Dennis Banks, Herb Powless, and Ed...
COINTELPRO COINTELPRO (an acronym for COunter INTELligence PROgram) was a series of covert, and at times illegal, projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (...
Communist Party USA The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) is a Marxist-Leninist political party in the United States, and is the largest communist party in the country.
Congress of Racial Equality The Congress of Racial Equality or CORE is a U.S. civil rights organization that played a pivotal role for African-Americans in the Civil Rights Movement.
David Gilbert (activist) David Gilbert (born October 6, 1944) is an American radical leftist organizer and activist who is currently imprisoned at Auburn Correctional Facility.
Dennis Banks Dennis Banks (born April 12, 1937), a Native American leader, teacher, lecturer, activist and author, is an Anishinaabe born on Leech Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota.
Dhoruba al-Mujahid bin Wahad Dhoruba al-Mujahid bin Wahad (born Richard Earl Moore, 1945) is an American writer and activist, who is a former prisoner, Black Panther Party leader, and co-founder of the Black Liberation Army.
Diana Oughton Diana Oughton (January 26, 1942 – March 6, 1970) was a member of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) Michigan Chapter and later, a member of the 1960s radical group Weatherman.
Dianne Donghi Dianne Marie Donghi (born 1949) is a former member of Students for a Democratic Society (1960 organization) and Weatherman (organization).
El Comite-MINP El Comite, or MINP, was a 1960s militant organization that sought independence for Puerto Rico from the United States.
Eldridge Cleaver Leroy Eldridge Cleaver, better known as Eldridge Cleaver, was a writer, political activist, and confessed rapist who became an early leader of the Black Panther Party.
Elijah Muhammad Elijah Muhammad (born Elijah Robert Poole; October 7, 1897 – February 25, 1975) was an African-American religious leader, who led the Nation of Islam from 1934 until his death in 1975.
Ella Baker Ella Josephine Baker (December 13, 1903 – December 13, 1986) was an African-American civil rights and human rights activist.
Fred Hampton Fred Hampton (August 30, 1948 – December 4, 1969) was an African-American activist and deputy chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party (BPP).
George Jackson (Black Panther) George Lester Jackson (September 23, 1941 – August 21, 1971) was an African-American left-wing activist, Marxist, author, a member of the Black Panther Party, and co-founder of the Black G...
George W. Sams, Jr. George W. Sams, Jr. (born c.1946) was a member of the Black Panther Party convicted in the 1969 murder of New York Panther Alex Rackley, which resulted in the New Haven Black Panther trials of 1970.
Geronimo Pratt Geronimo Pratt (born Elmer Pratt, September 13, 1947 – June 2, 2011), also known as Geronimo ji-Jaga and Geronimo ji-Jaga Pratt, was a high-ranking member of the Black Panther ...
Gus Hall Gus Hall (born Arvo Kustaa Halberg; October 8, 1910 – October 13, 2000) was a leader and Chairman of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) and its four-time U.S. presidential candidate.
H. Bruce Franklin Howard Bruce Franklin (born February 1934) — known as H. Bruce Franklin — is an American cultural historian who has authored or edited nineteen books on a range of subjects.
H. Rap Brown Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, (born October 4, 1943, as Hubert Gerold Brown), also known as H. Rap Brown, was chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the 1960s, and du...
Honolulu Record The Honolulu Record was a newspaper established after World War II by Koji Ariyoshi, a Hawaiian Nisei labor activist and war veteran with support from the International Longshore and Warehou...
Huey P. Newton Huey Percy Newton was an African-American political and urban activist who, along with Bobby Seale, co-founded the Black Panther Party in 1966. Newton had a long series of confrontations with law enforcement, including several convictions, while he participated in political activism.
James Bevel James Luther Bevel (October 19, 1936 – December 19, 2008) was a leader of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement who, as the Director of Direct Action and Director of Nonviolent Education of the Southe...
Jane Alpert Jane Lauren Alpert (born May 20, 1947) is an American former far left radical who conspired in the bombings of eight government and commercial office buildings in New York City in 1969.
Jean Seberg Jean Dorothy Seberg (November 13, 1938August 30, 1979) was an American actress.
Jeff Jones (activist) Jeff Jones (born February 23, 1947) is an environmental activist and consultant in Upstate New York.
John Birch Society The John Birch Society (JBS) is an American political advocacy group that supports anti-communism, limited government, and a constitutional republic.
John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, (born John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English musician, singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a founder member o...
Juan Mari Brás Juan Mari Brás (December 2, 1927 – September 10, 2010) was an advocate for Puerto Rican independence from the United States who founded the Puerto Rican Socialist Party (PSP).
Karen Ashley Karen Ashley is a former member of Students for a Democratic Society and The Weatherman.
Kathy Boudin Kathy Boudin (born May 19, 1943) is an American far left radical who was convicted in 1984 of felony murder for her participation in an armed robbery that resulted in the killing of two police o...
Kit Bakke Christopher Lynn "Kit" Bakke (born December 23, 1946) is an U.S. activist.
Lawrence Plamondon Lawrence "Pun" Plamondon is a former 1960s left-wing activist who helped found the White Panther Party.
Mae Mallory Mae Mallory was a Black liberation movement leader in the 1960s, and proponent of Black armed self-defense.
Malcolm X MalcolmX (May19, 1925February21, 1965), born Malcolm Little and also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (الحاجّ مالك الشباز), was an African-American Muslim minister and a human rights a...
Mario Savio Mario Savio (December 8, 1942 – November 6, 1996) was an American political activist and a key member in the Berkeley Free Speech Movement.
Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi (Persian: مرجان ساتراپی) (born 22 November 1969 in Rasht, Iran) is an Iranian-born French cartoonist, illustrator, film director, and children's book author.
Mark Rudd Mark William Rudd is a political organizer, mathematics instructor, and anti-war activist, most well known for his involvement with the Weather Underground.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
Matthew Landy Steen Matthew Landy Steen is a former member of Weather Underground Organization, Students for a Democratic Society and Yippies, a New Left activist and editor of Berkeley Tribe in the 1960s.
Maulana Karenga Maulana Ndabezitha Karenga is an African-American professor of Africana Studies, activist and author, best known as the creator of the pan-African and African-American holiday of Kwanzaa.
Michael Justesen Michael Justesen (born May 17, 1950) is a former member of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), the Seattle Liberation Front (SLF) and Weather Underground Organization (WUO).
Morris Starsky Morris Joseph Starsky (February 1, 1933 – January 20, 1989), an American political and social activist and philosophy professor, served as a tenured faculty member in the Arizona State Universit...
Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.; January 17, 1942) is an American former professional boxer, generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the sport's history.
Nation of Islam The Nation of Islam (NOI) is a syncretic new religious movement founded in Detroit, Michigan by Wallace D. Fard Muhammad in July 1930.
National States' Rights Party The National States' Rights Party was a far right, white supremacist party that briefly played a minor role in the politics of the United States.
Phoebe Hirsch Phoebe Hirsch (born 1949) is a former member of Students for a Democratic Society (1960 organization) (SDS) and Weatherman (organization) (WUO).
Poor People's Campaign The Poor People's Campaign was a 1968 effort to gain economic justice for poor people in the United States.
Puerto Rican Socialist Party The Puerto Rican Socialist Party (Partido Socialista Puertorriqueño, PSP) was a Marxist and pro-independence political party in Puerto Rico seeking the end of United States of America control on the Hispanic and Caribbean island of Puerto Rico.
Pun Plamondon Lawrence "Pun" Plamondon was a 1960s left-wing activist who was one of the founders of the White Panther Party.
Republic of New Afrika The Republic of New Afrika (RNA), was a social movement that proposed three objectives.
Revolutionary Communist Party, USA The Revolutionary Communist Party, USA (RCP, USA), known originally as the Revolutionary Union, is a Maoist Communist party formed in 1975 in the United States.
Richard Aoki Richard Aoki (or November 20, 1938 – March 15, 2009) was an American educator and college counselor, best known as a civil rights activist and early member of the Black Panther Party.
Robert F. Williams Robert Franklin Williams (February 26, 1925 – October 15, 1996) was a civil rights leader and author, best known for serving as president of the Monroe, North Carolina chapter of the ...
Robert Parris Moses Robert Parris Moses (born January 23, 1935 in Harlem, New York, usually known as Bob Moses) is an American educator and civil rights activist, known for his work as a leader of the Student...
Robert Roth (activist) Robert Roth (born 1950), was an active member in the anti-war, anti-racism and anti-imperialism movements of the 1960s and 70s, and key member of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) poli...
Russell Means Russell Charles Means (November 10, 1939 – October 22, 2012) was an American Oglala Lakota activist for the rights of Native American people and libertarian political activist.
Scott Braley Scott Braley (born March 26, 1947) was a leftist activist and a regional organizer for the Michigan State University's chapter of the Students for a Democratic Society, better known as SDS. Bra...
Students for a Democratic Society Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) was a student activist movement in the United States that was one of the main representations of the New Left.
Susan Stern Susan Ellen (Tanenbaum) Stern (January 31, 1943 – July 31, 1976) was an American political activist.
Tabitha Fringe Chase Tabitha Fringe Chase (a.k.a. Tabby Chase; born July 24, 1977) is one of the first US activists investigated by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force to come forward publicly alerting the medi...
Ted Gold Theodore "Ted" Gold (December 13, 1947 – March 6, 1970) was a member of Weatherman.
Terry Robbins Terry Robbins (October 4, 1947 – March 6, 1970) was an American far left activist.
Tony Papert The National Caucus of Labor Committees (NCLC) is a political cadre organization in the United States founded and controlled by political activist Lyndon LaRouche, who has sometimes descri...
United Klans of America United Klans of America Inc. (UKA) was one of the largest Ku Klux Klan organizations in the United States.
US Organization US Organization, or Organization Us, is a Black nationalist group in the United States founded in 1965.
Venceremos (political organization) Venceremos, Spanish for "We Will Overcome", or "We Will Prevail", was a radical left political group which took its name from the battle cry of Ernesto "Che" Guevara, a revolutionary communist l...
Viola Liuzzo Viola Fauver Gregg Liuzzo (April 11, 1925 – March 25, 1965) was a Unitarian Universalist civil rights activist from Michigan, who was murdered by Ku Klux Klan members after the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches in Alabama.
Weather Underground The Weather Underground Organization (WUO), commonly known as the Weather Underground, was an American radical left organization founded on the Ann Arbor campus of the University of ...
White Panther Party The White Panthers were a far-left, anti-racist, white American political collective founded in 1968 by Pun Plamondon, Leni Sinclair, and John Sinclair.
Women's Brigade of Weather Underground Initially called "The Proud Eagle Tribe," the communiqué from the Women's Brigade of the Weather Underground pledged to "build a militant women's movement that commits itself to the destruction...
Yoko Ono Yoko Ono is a Japanese artist and peace activist, known for her work in avant-garde art, music and filmmaking, as well as her 1969 to 1980 marriage to John Lennon.
Young Lords The Young Lords, later Young Lords Organization and in New York (notably Spanish Harlem), Young Lords Party, was a Puerto Rican nationalist group in several United States cities, not...