Sojourner Truth (born Isabella Baumfree, c. 1797 to November 26, 1883) was an African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist best-known for her speech on racial inequalities, "Ain't I a Woman?", delivered extemporaneously in 1851 at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention.
Andrew Hozier Byrne, best known for his song Take Me To Church, is an Irish musician who advocates for gay rights, marriage equality, and feminism. This episode of Culture Counter will take us through Hozier’s musical career and explore his passion for political and social activism.
“We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don’t,” says slam poet and teacher Clint Smith. A short, powerful piece from the heart, about finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice.
Janessa Goldbeck was an out, gay woman when she joined the Marines—but the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy was still in place, forcing her to hide her true self from others. After its official repeal, Goldbeck was able to educate others about LGBTQ issues.