03 mar 17 | women.born.today

Queen Kaʻahumanu (17 mar 1768 – 05 jun 1832 | Maui HI – Mānoa Valley HI) aka The Feathered Mantle, Kingdom of Hawai’i regent / queen consort

Elizabeth [Eliza] Kirby Withington (17 mar 1825 – 04 mar 1877 | New York NY – Ione CA) portrait and landscape photographer

Emily Sartain (17 mar 1841 – 17 jun 1927 | Philadelphia PA – Philadelphia PA) engraver, portrait painter, mezzotint artist

Cornelia Maria Clapp (17 mar 1849 – 31 dec 1934 | Montague MA – Mount Dora FL) academic, zoologist, marine biologist, earned both first and second American PhD degrees awarded to women

E. Alice Munn Austen (17 mar 1866 – 09 jun 1952 | Staten Island NY – Staten Island NY) photographer, landscape artist, master tennis player, first Staten Island woman to own car

Cora Mae White Harris (17 mar 1869 – 07 feb 1935 | Elbert County GA – Atlanta GA) essayist, columnist, autobiographer

Helen Gardner (17 mar 1878 – 04 jun 1946 | Manchester NH – Chicago IL) author, art historian

Eileen Jeanette Vancho Lyttle Garrett (17 mar 1893 – 15 sep 1970 | Beauprac, Ireland – Nice, France) Irish-American author, medium, memoirist, clairvoyant, parapsychologist, founded Parapsychology Foundation

Anna M. McGarry (17 mar 1894 – 02 jan 1978 | Philadelphia PA – Loveland OH) journalist, social action leader, community organizer, interracial justice advocate

Ellabelle Davis (17 mar 1907 – 15 nov 1960 | New Rochelle NY – New Rochelle NY) operatic soprano, aka The Gentle Lark of New Rochelle

Alberta Banner Turner (17 mar 1909 – 31 jan 2008 | Chicago IL – Hilo HI) clinical psychologist, women’s rights activist, home economics professor,  juvenile delinquency researcher, civil rights / community activist, first black female PhD Ohio State University

Judith Silberfennig Kestenberg (17 mar 1910 – 16 jan 1999 | Tarnov, Poland – Sands Point NY) author, child psychiatrist, Holocaust child survivor psychoanalyst, created Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP), founding member Hidden Child Foundation, founded International Study of Organized Persecution of Children (ISOPC)

Florence Rosenfeld Howe (17 mar 1929 – Brooklyn NY) author, historian, feminist, publisher, literary scholar

Myrlie Louise Beasley Evers-Williams (17 mar 1933 – Vicksburg MS) author, journalist, biographer, civil rights activist, widow of Medgar Evers, former chairperson of NAACP

Linda Wolf (17 mar 1950 – US) author, photographer, workshop facilitator, founded Teen Talking Circles (TTC), founding member Women in Photographer International

Cynthia McKinney (17 mar 1955 – Atlanta GA) author, memoirist, politician, civil rights activist, first black woman from Georgia elected to US House of Representatives, Green Party presidential candidate (2008)

Debra Berger (17 mar 1957 – US) artist, designer, tv / film actress,

Pleasant Gehman (17 mar 1959 – Hollywood CA) poet, author, dancer, actress, musician, memoirist, aka Princess Farhana

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