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On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Honoring 7 Other Activists Who Gave Their Lives For A Cause

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The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., is seen in this undated file photo. Martin Luther King Jr., leader in the African-American civil rights movement was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis. (AP Photo) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

As we celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we wanted to acknowledge some under-appreciated activists who also sacrificed their lives for the causes they so vehemently believed in. From gay rights to civil rights to women's equality, these seven inspirational leaders are gone but their fight lives on.