01/20/2014 01:47 am ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

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


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.