Alabama | AL

Julia Zitella Cocke (10 nov 1840 – 03 dec 1929 | Marion AL – Gadsden AL) poet, essayist, short fiction author, musical composer

Maria Howard Weeden  (07 jul 1846 – 12 apr 1905 | Huntsville AL – Huntsville AL) poet, artist, author

Martha Sawyer Gielow (1860 – 1933 | Greensboro AL – AL) poet, novelist, essayist, lecturer, children’s author, Southern Industrial Educational Association (SIEA) founder / director

Clara Weaver Parrish (16 mar 1861 – 11 nov 1925 | Selma AL – New York NY) painter, stained glass artist, philanthropist, women’s artist promoter

Martha Strudwick Young (11 jan 1862 – 09 may 1941 | Newbern AL – Greensboro AL) poet, novelist, lecturer, short fiction writer, children’s book author

Mary McNeil Fenollosa (08 mar 1865 – 11 jan 1954 | Wilcox County AL – Montrose AL) poet, novelist, aka Sidney McCall

Adelaide Eleanor Mahan (02 dec 1872 – 09 jan 1959 | Brierfield AL – Brierfield AL) painter, beekeeper, photographer, greeting card publisher

Maud McKnight Lindsay (13 may 1874 – 30 may 1941 | Tuscumbia AL – Tuscumbia AL) poet, teacher, playwright, children’s author, childhood friend of Helen Keller, founded first free kindergarten in East Florence

Mary Morgan Keipp (25 oct 1875 – 1961 | Selma AL – Selma AL) photographer, nurse-anesthetist

Helen Adams Keller (27 jun 1880 – 01 jun 1968 | Tuscumbia AL – Easton CT) poet, author, lecturer, deaf folk figure, political activist

Ruby Pickens Tartt (13 jan 1880 – 29 nov 1974 | Livingston AL – York AL) artist, author, librarian, folklorist, ethnomusicologist

Geneva Mercer (27 jan 1889 – 02 mar 1984 | Jefferson AL – Demopolis AL) painter, sculptor

Louise Crenshaw Ray (17 may 1890 – 23 oct 1956 | Greenville AL – Birmingham AL) poet

Mary B. Ward (1898 – 1985 | Selma AL – AL) poet, AL Poet Laureate 1954-1958

Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald (24 jul 1900 – 10 mar 1948 | Montgomery AL – Asheville NC) poet, painter, socialite, novelist, ballerina, literary figure, short story writer

Sister Gertrude Morgan (07 apr 1900 – 08 jul 1980 | LaFayette AL – New Orleans LA) self-taught African-American poet, artist, author, musician, preacher

Viola Goode Liddell (18 dec 1901 – 16 may 1998 | Gastonburg AL – Camden AL) poet, memoirist, short fiction author

Ann Weaver Norton (02 may 1905 – 02 feb 1982 | Selma AL – West Palm Beach FL) sculptor, children’s author

Ellen Dorrit Hoffleit (12 mar 1907 – 09 apr 2007 | Florence AL – New Haven CT) astronomer, nonfiction author, autobiographical writer

Helen Friedman Blackshear (05 jun 1911 – 11 nov 2003 | Tuscaloosa AL – Tuscaloosa AL) poet, editor, author, teacher, memoirist, biographer, AL Poet Laureate 1995-1999

Mary Elizabeth Counselman (19 nov 1911 – 13 nov 1995 | Birmingham AL – unknown) poet, sci-fi / horror short fiction author

Edna Marie Faulk Rudisill (13 mar 1911 – 03 nov 2006 | Monroeville AL – Hudson FL) author, memoirist, tv personality, aka The Fruitcake Lady

Margaret Abigail Walker Alexander (07 jul 1915 – 30 nov 1998 | Birmingham AL – Chicago IL) poet, novelist, educator, literary critic

Kathryn Tucker Windham (02 jun 1918 – 12 jun 2011 | Selma AL – Selma AL) journalist, storyteller, photographer, short fiction writer

Myrtice Snead West (14 sep 1923 – 12 apr 2010 | Cherokee County AL – Centre AL) self-taught painter, publisher, photographer

Anne Carroll Bell George (04 dec 1927 – 14 mar 2001 | Montgomery AL – Birmingham AL) poet, author, teacher, detective fiction novelist

Sonia Sanchez (03 sep 1934 – Birmingham AL) poet, born Wilsonia Benita Driver

Pinky M. M. Bass (1936 – Fairhope AL) author, pinhole photographer

Bettye Kimbrell (22 nov 1936 – Mount Olive AL) master folk artist / quilter

Carolyn Heller (09 jan 1937 – 22 aug 2011 | Alexander City AL – Tampa FL) painter, decorative artist

Sue Brannan Walker (06 apr 1940 – Mobile AL) poet, novelist, memoirist, educator, nonfiction author, AL Poet Laureate (2003-2012)

Minnie Bruce Pratt (12 sep 1946 – Selma AL) poet, essayist, political activist, university educator

Ruby Sales (08 jul 1948 – Jemison AL) African-American, social / civil rights activist, SpiritHouse Project founder / director