May 4 — UMM KULTHUM
Epic Egyptian singer, film actress, Arab cultural activist.
MAY 4, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Prophet Mohammed’s Trip to Heaven and Back.
ALSO ON MAY 4 IN HISTORY…
1494 — Arawaks of Jamaica discovered by European invaders.
1886 — Haymarket bomb explodes, anarchist blamed, Chicago, Illinois.
1916 — Urban activist, political critic Jane Jacobs born, Scranton, Pennsylvania.
1904 — Egyptian folk singer Umm Kulthum born, Tammay al-Zahayrah, Egypt.
1919 — Radical documentarian Emile de Antonio born, Scranton, Pennsylvania.
1961 — “Freedom Ride” bus trips begin throughout American South.
1970 — Kent State massacre leaves four student anti-war protesters dead.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective