May 1

Ignazio Silone

Ignazio Silone (Secondino Tranquilli) (born May 1, 1900) – Italian novelist, essayist, political activist – The School for Dictators (1939)

Read more about Ignazio Silone here

Watch a biography of Silone

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (born May 1, 1881) – French Jesuit, paleontologist, philosopher – The Phenomenon of Man (1959)

Read more about Chardin here

Watch a forum about Teilhard de Chardin

 Judy Collins

Judy Collins (born May 1, 1939) U.S. singer/songwriter – Wings of Angels album

Read more about Judy Collins here

Watch an interview with Judy Collins

Helen Bamber

Helen Bamber (born May 1, 1925) – U.K. human rights activist; psychotherapist who works with survivors of torture and war

An oral history interview with Helen Bamber here

Helen Bamber talks about society and human rights violations