In her music and poetry, Shungudzo tackles the racist experiences she had growing up in Zimbabwe and the US.
Cuban artist Tania Bruguera speaks her mind and was arrested three times last year in Havana. She's hoping President Barack Obama doesn't self-censor during his upcoming Cuban visit.
Spurned by academia in the 1940s due to discrimination, Grace Lee Boggs spent the rest of her life fighting against such oppression.
Angeline Jackson was sexually assaulted at gunpoint in 2009, and says she received little sympathy from the police because she's a lesbian. But now Jackson is an activist who's trying to help other lesbian and bisexual Jamaicans find safety and support.
Mohammad Jibran Nasir is a 28-year-old lawyer and civil rights activist from Pakistan. He’s touring the United States to promote his message of anti-extremism, and to raise awareness around his two social campaigns, #NeverForgetPk and #ReclaimYourMosques.
SXSW Interactive is where you go when want to find out about the next big thing in technology. We traveled down to Austin to report on modern activism and protest culture post-Snowden. It wasn't supposed to be about music. But because Austin, it was.
After a year in a Syrian jail being tortured by the regime's police, activist Karam Al Hamad finally escaped to Turkey. He says he'll only feel safe once he gets to escape the region and come to the US for a fellowship, but the road is proving even harder than he expected.
It took decades of tragedies and illnesses, and a trip to see UN officials, but a retired teacher in the small town of Norco, Louisiana persuaded Shell Oil to relocate the residents of her neighborhood away from a dangerous chemical plant. Now her example may help other local activists do the same.
On Saturday in Austin, there was a Black Lives Matter protest on the campus of the University of Texas, down the street from near the annual SXSW conference. At the protest was Texas hip-hop artist D.Hawk, who says it's time to take a stand against violence against African Americans.