Black History Month: A Roundup of Celebrity Activists

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

Gabrielle Union

Actress Gabrielle Union is known for her support of raising awareness about rape, having been the victim of a brutal sexual assault at the age of 19. She also supports causes in the fight against breast cancer. Most recently, she fights against several causes in her latest role as Mary Jane Paul in Being Mary Jane, including suicide and job equality.

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