Sojourner Truth

In 1851, Sojourner Truth's spontaneous "Ain't I a Woman?" speech electrifies the woman's rights convention in Akron, Ohio.

Betty Shabazz

Activist and widow of Malcolm X, Betty Shabazz, was born today in 1940.

May Swenson

Poet May Swenson was born today in 1913. She wrote 11 volumes of poetry (plus four published posthumously), and showed a great love of the outdoors and nature.

Lucille Kallen was a television comedy writer, novelist who wrote humorous skits with Mel Tolkin for Imogene Coca and Sid Caesar (1950-54), as well as for Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke. She was born today in 1922.

Lucille Kallen