03 mar 18 | women.born.today

Mary Ann Harris Gay (18 mar 1828 – 06 nov 1918 | Jones County GA – Decatur GA) poet, author, diarist, memoirist, US Confederate heroine

Marilla Marks Young Ricker (18 mar 1840 – 12 nov 1920 | New Durham NH – Dover NH) author, attorney, suffragist, free-thinker, humanitarian, women’s rights activist

Sally Berkeley Nelson Robins (18 mar 1855 – 04 feb 1925 | Gloucester County VA – Richmond VA) author, suffragist, genealogist, essayist, historian

Alice Cushing Donaldson Riley (18 mar 1867 – 09 aug 1955 | Morrison IL – Pasadena CA) children’s songs /operas / poetry / lullabies author, Drama League of America innovator

Anna Hempstead Branch (18 mar 1875 – 08 sep 1937 | New London CT – New London CT) poet

Maud J. Fay Symington (18 mar 1878 – 07 oct 1964 | San Francisco CA – San Francisco CA) operatic soprano, autobiographical author

Josephine [Jo] Verstille Nivison Hopper (18 mar 1883 – 06 mar 1968 | Manhattan NY – Nyack NY) painter, artist’s model, muse / wife of Edward Hopper

Margaret Frances Culkin Banning (18 mar 1891 – 04 jan 1982 | Buffalo MN – Tryon NC) novelist, women’s rights advocate

Riwke [Rose] Garbowitz Naftalin (18 mar 1897 – 16 apr 1998 | Bialystok, Lithuania – Portland OR) chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, aka Grandma Rose

Birgit Skiöld (18 mar 1923 – 18 may 1982 | Stockholm, Sweden – London, England) printmaker, modernist artist, Print Workshop owner / leader

Joan Elise Robinson Acker (18 mar 1924 – Springfield IL) author, academic, researcher, feminist sociologist

Peggy Josephine Varnadow Helmerich (18 mar 1928 – Columbia MS) aka Peggy Dow, philanthropist, arts / libraries supporter

U. Z. [Unita] Blackwell (18 mar 1933 – Lula MS) civil rights activist, autobiographical author, first female African-American elected in Mississippi,  Chinese-American cultural exchange activist / advocate

Leslie Parrish (18 mar 1935 – Melrose MA) actress, environmentalist, political activist / organizer, in-depth tv news coverage / interview program innovator, created bumper sticker slogan ‘Suppose they gave a war and no one came’, founded Spring Hill Wildlife Sanctuary on Orcas Island WA

Frances Cress Welsing (18 mar 1935 – 02 jan 2016 | Chicago IL – Washington DC) author, psychiatrist, origins of white supremacist specialist

Patricia Gabbey Gensel (18 mar 1944 – Buffalo NY) author, botanist, researcher, paleobotanist

Joy Tepperman Fielding (18 mar 1945 – Toronto, Ontario) novelist, actress, screenwriter

Susan Jillian Creamer Tyrrell (18 mar 1945 – 16 jun 2012 | San Francisco CA – Austin TX) actress, author

Diane Griffin (18 mar 1947 – Prince Edward Island) Canadian politician, conservationist, former executive director of Island Nature Trust, PEI Program Director for the Nature Conservancy of Canada

Deborah Esther Lipstadt (18 mar 1947 – New York NY) author, historian, free speech advocate, US Holocaust Memorial Museum consultant, professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies

Karen McCarthy (18 mar 1947 – 05 oct 2010 | Haverhill MA – Overland Park KS) politician, women’s activist, Congresswoman

Froma Harrop (18 mar 1950 – New York NY) author, editor, reporter, columnist, commentator, past president of Association of Opinion Journalists

Tret Fure (18 mar 1951 – US) cook, guitarist, sound engineer, cookbook author, folk singer-songwriter, animal portrait painter, LGBT women’s music activist, Tomboy Girl clothier

Diane B. Snelling (18 mar 1952 – Philadelphia PA) artist, politician, former Vermont State Senator, head of Vermont Natural Resources Board

Alma Martinez Carranza (18 mar 1953 – Monclova, Mexico) Mexican-American, film / stage actress, stage director, professor of theater

Sarah Weeks (18 mar 1955 – Ann Arbor MI) children’s novelist, picture book / chapter book author

Dinah Dinwiddie (18 mar 1959 – Texas US) romance novelist, aka Julia London

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