Who are the protestors who are effecting change? They’re not just politicians or activists, but everyday people. These 7 protestors have had enough, and they fought for justice in their own way. Read on to find out more about these amazing individuals.
These people are known for their protests and their accomplishments afterward, which makes them truly inspirational figures in our world today. These seven have in common that they were able to use their voices to make change happen.
The power of protestors has been around since the beginning of time.
As a result, many famous protestors in history have had an impact on society. Some examples include Nelson Mandela, Gandhi, and Rosa Parks. These people are known for their protests and their accomplishments afterward, which makes them truly inspirational figures in our world today.
1) Robert Oakes This activist is one of many arrested at Standing Rock after protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline project that would infringe on Native American land and destroy water sources for indigenous communities. As a result of his arrest, he was sentenced to six months in jail with three years probationary supervision, fined USD 4,000, and ordered to pay restitution fees totaling USD 2,400. His sentence may seem light compared to others’ sentences.
2) Malcolm X, A famous and influential leader in the black power movement, was born Malcolm Little on May 19th, 1925. He was inspired by Marcus Garvey’s “Back to Africa” movement, and his street preaching led him to be convicted of burglary with intent to murder in 1946. After spending 7 years behind bars, Malcolm recanted his previous criminal behavior and joined the Nation of Islam (NOI), where he became a minister under Elijah Muhammad. Through this organization, Malcolm x learned about self-defense which would later lead him into many conflicts with other civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr.
Malcom X believed that racism could only end if white people were exposed to violence as much as blacks had been for centuries so
3) Mahatma Gandhi Gandhi led India’s non-violent civil disobedience movement against British colonial rule while also advocating nonviolent resistance as a form of self-defense against oppression.
4) Rosa Parks was an African-American woman who refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Her arrest and the subsequent boycott of the city’s bus system led by Martin Luther King Jr. are the first instances of civil unrest that sparked the modern Civil Rights Movement.
5) Nelson Mandela’s decades-long fight against apartheid in South Africa. Nelson Mandela is an activist, revolutionary, and politician who served as the first democratically elected president of South Africa from 1994-1999. He was born in 1918 and died on Thursday, December 5th, 2013, at 95.
6) Malala YoMalala Yousafzai is the youngest Nobel Prize Laureate of all time, and she’s only 17. She was born in Pakistan, raised in England by her parents, who had to flee because of violence. Despite being just a child herself, Malala has been an activist for girls’ education since 11 years old. Her campaign began when a Taliban gunman boarded her school bus and shot Malala in the head – but that didn’t stop her! In fact, it made her stronger than ever before – so strong that she eventually became the youngest person to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for promoting peace through education.
I don’t believe in standing byMalala Yousafzai
7) Cesar Chavez was an activist who organized farmworkers in the 1960s. He fought for better working conditions and wages for these hard-working people. His legacy still lives on today, 50 years after his death. Join us as we celebrate this iconic leader’s birthday by remembering what he has done to help others while following his example of activism so that we can carry out our own fight against injustice today and every day!
All these brave men and women deserve recognition for their work as they were instrumental in shaping what we know today as a modern society.
They all took very different approaches to their causes, but they had one thing in common: they were willing to sacrifice everything for what they believed in. These three individuals are remembered today as some of the most influential activists around the globe because of their dedication and commitment to making a change.
These are just a few of the many people who have stood up and fought for what they believe in. From Martin Luther King Jr. to Malcolm X, these brave souls sacrificed their lives so that we could live ours free from prejudice and discrimination. We owe it to them to keep fighting; we owe it to ourselves to work towards equality, freedom, and justice for all.