Women of Distinction - Jessye Norman, Opera Singer Four-time Grammy Award-winning American opera singer. A true dramatic soprano, Norman is associated in particular with the roles of Aïda, Cassandre, Alceste, and Leonora in Fidelio.
Sojourner Truth, African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist. Her best-known extemporaneous speech on gender inequalities, "Ain't I a Woman?", was delivered in 1851 at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio.