Who then is an activist?
An activist can be described as someone who pushes for some kind of social change. Activists are rigorously involved in protests for a social or political cause and these people act on what they believe in. // An especially active, vigorous advocate of a political or social cause (NB: this includes economic change, environmental reforms etc.).
Activists are involved in social movements including most importantly activism for civil and political rights.
Throughout history there have been a large number of popular activists.
Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., El- Hajj Shabazz (Malcolm X), Nelson Mandela, Patrice Lumumba and Maya Angelou are just a few of them.