Activists are people who are willing to fight hard for what they believe in. They put their own lives in danger to improve the lives of other people. Some famous activists include Martin Luther King, Jr., Frederick Douglass, and Rosa Parks. In the face of adversity, these brave men and women became formidable personalities and great orators. Readers will find out a great deal about the power of one voice to change the world as they delve into these profiles of some of the world's greatest activists for the rights of black people, but also for the ideas of freedom, equality, and justice for all people.