Marsha P. Johnson

1945 - 1992

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Marsha P. Johnson (August 24, 1945 – July 6, 1992), born and also known as Malcolm Michaels Jr., was an American gay liberation activist and self-identified drag queen. Known as an outspoken advocate for gay rights, Johnson was one of the prominent figures in the Stonewall uprising of 1969. Johnson was a founding member of the Gay Liberation Front and co-founded the radical activist group Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (S.T.A.R.), alongside close friend Sylvia Rivera. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marsha P. Johnson has received more than 3,270,171 page views. Her biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Marsha P. Johnson is the 126th most popular social activist (up from 337th in 2019), the 1,342nd most popular biography from United States (up from 5,555th in 2019) and the 13th most popular American Social Activist.

Marsha P. Johnson was a transgender woman and LGBTQ activist who is most famous for being one of the first people to throw a brick at a police car during the Stonewall Riots in 1969.

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Among social activists, Marsha P. Johnson ranks 126 out of 544. Before her are Wat Tyler, Alfred Naujocks, Sergey Nechayev, Vesna Vulović, John Brown, and Denis Mukwege. After her are Maria Altmann, Betty Williams, Frederick Douglass, Manuela Sáenz, Lal Bahadur Shastri, and Betty Ford.

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Among people born in 1945, Marsha P. Johnson ranks 62Before her are Linda Hunt, Bette Midler, Joseph Kosuth, Carmen Maura, Anselm Kiefer, and Debbie Harry. After her are Laurent Gbagbo, Jeremy Rifkin, Ilija Petković, Bubba Smith, Graça Machel, and Massimo Moratti. Among people deceased in 1992, Marsha P. Johnson ranks 38Before her are Lella Lombardi, Sam Walton, Joan Fuster, Günther Anders, John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, and Peter D. Mitchell. After her are Denny Hulme, James Stirling, John Sturges, José Ferrer, Markos Vafeiadis, and Albert Pierrepoint.

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Among people born in United States, Marsha P. Johnson ranks 1,342 out of 15,968. Before her are John G. Avildsen (1935), Jeffrey DeMunn (1947), Edward T. Hall (1914), Julius Axelrod (1912), Jimmy Doolittle (1896), and Gus Van Sant (1952). After her are Rudy Giuliani (1944), Richard F. Heck (1931), James J. Braddock (1905), Raymond Davis Jr. (1914), Sissy Spacek (1949), and Ethan Hawke (1970).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Marsha P. Johnson ranks 13Before her are Emily Greene Balch (1867), Jane Addams (1860), Susan B. Anthony (1820), Angela Davis (1944), Bugsy Siegel (1906), and John Brown (1800). After her are Frederick Douglass (1818), Betty Ford (1918), Edward Snowden (1983), Fred Phelps (1929), Mickey Cohen (1913), and Jody Williams (1950).