Remember the Ladies: May Edition

Throughout history, women's achievements have often been downplayed or overlooked. 

As part of WPLN's efforts to empower women, we aim to recognize the women who came before us.

Here's what women in the past accomplished during the month of May throughout history:

  • MAY 29, 1851: Sojourner Truth gives her infamous "Ain't I a Woman?" speech at a woman's rights convention in Akron, Ohio.
  • MAY 10, 1872: Victoria Woodhull is nominated as a presidential candidate by the Equal Rights Party.
  • MAY 3, 1898: Civil rights activist Septima Clark is born on this day. She was called “The Grandmother of the Civil Rights Movement.”
  • MAY 4, 1912: An estimated 10,000 suffragists and their supporters march in New York City to demand women's right to vote.
  • MAY 18, 1953: Jacqueline Cochran becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier.

Check out WPLN's May 2024 newsletter!