02 feb 04 | women.born.today

Lila Hardaway Meade Valentine (04 feb 1869 – 14 jul 1921 | Richmond VA – Richmond VA) suffragist, social activist, educational reformer, public health advocate, co-founded Richmond Education Association, founder-president of Equal Suffrage League of Virginia

Harriet Josephine Terry (04 feb 1885 – 15 aug 1967 | Cornwall-on-Hudson NY – Washington DC) university professor, founding member African-American women’s Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Elizabeth Nye Sorrell (04 feb 1909 – 15 jul 2007 | Laredo TX – San Antonio TX) teacher, journalist, social activist, political critic, society columnist

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (04 feb 1913 – 24 oct 2005 | Tuskegee AL – Detroit MI) African-American, memoirist, civil rights activist, autobiographical author, aka First Lady of Civil Rights / Mother of the Freedom Movement

Hazel Brannon Smith (04 feb 1914 – 15 may 1994 | Alabama City AL – Cleveland TN) newspaper owner / editor

Ida Lupino (04 feb 1918 – 03 aug 1995 | London UK – Los Angeles CA) writer, actress, director

Betty Naomi Goldstein Friedan (04 feb 1921 – 04 feb 2006 | Peoria IL – Washington DC) activist, writer, feminist

Cola Franzen (04 feb 1923 – Hart County GA) writer, translator, vice-president of Language Research Inc.

Rosemary Farmer Corry (04 feb 1924 – 24 oct 2003 | New Orleans LA – New Orleans LA) artist, author, actress, playwright, children’s theatre activist

Jutta Hipp (04 feb 1925 – 07 apr 2003 | Leipzig, Germany – New York NY) painter, jazz pianist, composer

Nancy Walker Bush Ellis (04 feb 1926 – Milton MA) social activist, environmentalist, political family figure

Helène Greenfield Aylon (04 feb 1931 – Brooklyn NY) multimedia / ecofeminist artist

Diana Diamond (04 feb 1937 – Floral Park NY) columnist, journalist, social activist, newspaper editor

Judith Hand (04 feb 1940 – Cherokee OK) peace ethologist, fiction / nonfiction author

Janice Mirikitani (04 feb 1941 – Stockton CA) Sensei poet, author, activist, incest survivor, literary magazine editor, Methodist activist / foundation president

Adrienne Arsht (04 feb 1942 – Wilmington DE) patron of arts, philanthropist

Jennifer Dunning (04 feb 1942 – New York US) nonfiction author, NYTimes dance / ballet critic

Karen Davis (04 feb 1944 – Altoona PA) vegan, author, lecturer, animal rights activist, animal sanctuary owner, United Poultry Concerns founder / president

Frances Olsen (04 feb 1945 – Chicago IL) author, lecturer, feminist, law professor, Feminist Legal Theorist, public interest lawyer, legal academic women’s group Fem-Crits founder

Shirley Blumberg (04 feb 1952 – Cape Town, South Africa) Canadian architect, essayist

Lisa Eichhorn (04 feb 1952 – Glens Falls NY) writer, actress, producer

Pamelyn Wanda Ferdin (04 feb 1959 – Los Angeles CA) animal rights activist, public relations director, former tv / film child actor