Black History Month: A Roundup of Celebrity Activists

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  • Russell Simmons
  • Wyclef Jean
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Mos Def
  • Kerry Washington
  • Celebrity Activists
  • Paul Robeson
  • Lena Horne
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Nina Simone
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Harry Belafonte
  • Danny Glover
  • Wanda Sykes
  • Gabrielle Union

Mos Def

Rap music veteran Mos Def is known to express his social consciousness in his music. But he has also lent his voice and rhyming talents to speak on behalf of victims of Hurricane Katrina and political prisoners like Mumia Abu-Jamal.

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