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

Oprah Winfrey

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey's activism extends to the realm of politics, having been a key supporter helping to get President Obama elected in 2008. She's also an advocate for education, founding the South African boarding school, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. 

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