Black History Month: A Roundup of Celebrity Activists

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

Celebrity Activists

For years, Black celebrities have also doubled as activists, lending their fame and voices to causes from human rights to natural disater relief. This Black History Month, BET takes a look at stars — past and present — who have boldly taken up the fight for justice on all fronts. 


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