02 feb 27 | women.born.today

Emma Jacobina Christiana Marwedel (27 feb 1818 – 17 nov 1893 | Münden, Germany – San Francisco CA) German-American author, educator, feminist, children’s activist, Froebelian method teacher trainer, pioneer US kindergarten movement leader / activist / founder 

Esther Francesca [Fanny] Alexander (27 feb 1837 – 21 jan 1917 | Boston MA – Florence, Italy) author, illustrator, translator, philanthropist

Eleanor Agnes Lee (27 feb 1841 – 15 oct 1873 | Arlington VA – Lexington VA) poet, diarist, memoirist, folk figure, Confederate military family daughter

Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards (27 feb 1850 – 14 jan 1943 | Boston MA – Gardiner ME) children’s poet, novelist, biographer

Kate Stephens (27 feb 1853 – 10 may 1938 | Moravia NY – Lawrence KS) author, feminist, suffragist, biographer, short fiction writer, philanthropist, established Stephens Bequest

Adelaide [Addie] Hunter Hoodless (27 feb 1857 – 26 feb 1910 | St George, Canada West – Toronto, Ontario) author, speaker, social activist, domestic science teacher, educational reformer / administrator, co-founded: Women’s Institutes, YWCA Canada, National Council of Women, Victorian Order of Nurses

Marah Ellis Ryan (27 feb 1860 – 11 jul 1934 | Butler County PA – Los Angeles CA) author, actress, activist

Marian De Forest (27 feb 1864 – 17 feb 1935 | Buffalo NY – Buffalo NY) editor, reporter, journalist, playwright, women’s advocate

Mary Frances Isom (27 feb 1865 – 15 apr 1920 | Nashville TN – Portland OR) librarian, community activist

Alice Hamilton (27 feb 1869 – 22 sep 1970 | New York NY – Hadlyme CT) author, social reformer, occupational health pioneer

Angelina Weld Grimké (27 feb 1880 – 10 jun 1958 | Boston MA – New York NY) poet, teacher, journalist, playwright

Charlotte [Lotte] Lehman (27 feb 1888 – 26 aug 1976 | Perleberg, Province of Brandenberg – Santa Barbara CA) German-born American poet, painter, memoirist, operatic soprano, master voice teacher, autobiographical author

Marian Anderson (27 feb 1897 – 08 apr 1993 | Philadelphia PA – Portland OR) concert / recital contralto, civil rights / social reformer

Joan Geraldine Bennett (27 feb 1910 – 07 dec 1990 | Palisades NJ – Scarsdale NY) author, actress, memoirist, tv show panelist

Florence Fisher Parry Heide (27 feb 1919 – 23 oct 2011 | Pittsburgh PA – Kenosha WI) children’s author, young adult novelist

Samella Sanders Lewis (27 feb 1924 – New Orleans LA) artist, author, printmaker, arts journal / museum founder

Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward (27 feb 1930 | Thomasville GA) author, actress, producer, philanthropist

Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor (27 feb 1932 – 23 mar 2011 | London UK – Los Angeles CA) actress, author, memoirist

Eleanor Fineman Antin (27 feb 1935 – Bronx NY) artist, author, photographer, professor

Sonia Ann Harris Johnson (27 feb 1936 – Malad ID) feminist author, activist

Charlayne Hunter-Gault (27 feb 1942 – Due West SC) journalist, civil rights activist, former NPR foreign correspondent

Mary Frann (27 feb 1943 – 23 sep 1998 | St Louis MO – Beverly Hills CA) actress, social activist, homeless women’s charitable / outreach worker, née Mary Frances Luecke

Melba [J. T.] Jean Trinidad Vasquez (27 feb 1951 – San Marcos TX) author, psychologist, former and first Latina president of American Psychological Association (APA), ethics in psychotherapy and counseling specialist

Maureen Anne McTeer (27 feb 1952 – Ottawa, Ontario) author, lawyer, memoirist, Canadian political family member

JoAnn Falletta (27 feb 1954 – Brooklyn NY) classical musician, orchestral conductor

Thylias Moss (27 feb 1954 – Cleveland OH) poet, writer, playwright, sound artist, experimental filmmaker

Ana María Rodríguez (27 feb 1958 – Buenos Aires, Argentina) biographer, aka Mariana Relós, science / health nonfiction children’s author

Diane Kress (27 feb 1959 – US) author, nutritionist

Mary Joseph [Mary Jo] Pehl (27 feb 1960 – Circle Pines MN) actress, comedian, memoirist, essayist, short fiction author

Mrinalini Sinha (27 feb 1960 – India) Indian-American author, professor, historian, president of Association for Asian Studies

Jagriti Chadha (27 feb 1965 – New Delhi, India) Indian-American fashion designer / entrepreneur

Lisa McMann (27 feb 1968 – Holland MI) young adult novelist, adult short fiction author

Kacy Andrews (27 feb 1969 – Indianapolis IN) writer, director, film producer, CEO Bigfoot Entertainment