Jerry Lewis. Comedian, actor, singer, film producer, screenwriter and film director, humanitarian. From the early 1950s until 2011, he served as national chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Lewis began hosting telethons to benefit MDA in 1952. From 1966 to 2010 he hosted the annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, since renamed the MDA Labor Day Telethon. It has raised over 2.6 billion dollars for Musclar Dystrophy research.
Sojourner Truth poses for a portrait while knitting at a small table. Sojourner Truth, whose legal name was Isabella Van Wagener, was born into slavery but later freed. She worked as an abolitionist, a suffragette, and an evangelist and traveled throughout the Midwest drawing large crowds.
Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn; (11 December 1918 – 3 August 2008) was a Russian writer, dissident and activist. He helped to raise global awareness of the gulag and the Soviet Union's forced labor camp system. While his writings were often suppressed, he wrote several books most notably The Gulag Archipelago and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich,, Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970.(wiki)