03 mar 24 | women.born.today

Margaret A. E. Parkinson McLure (24 mar 1811 – 31 jan 1902 | Parkersburg WV – St Louis MO) aka Mother McLure, US Civil War Confederate sympathizer, founded Missouri Confederate Home, co-founded Daughters of the Confederacy

Frances Jane [Fanny] Crosby van Alstyne (24 mar 1820 – 12 feb 1915 | Brewster NY – Bridgeport CT) poet, lyricist, composer, blind activist, mission worker, autobiographical author

Matilda Electa Joslyn Gage (24 mar 1826 – 18 mar 1898 | Cicero NY – Chicago IL) artist, editor, author, suffragist, Theosophist, freethinker, Native American activist

Candace Thurber Wheeler (24 mar 1827 – 05 aug 1923 | Delhi NY – New York NY) textile / interior designer, women’s arts supporter, aka Mother of Interior Design

Eleanor Raymond (24 mar 1877 – 04 jul 1989 | Cambridge MA – Boston MA) architect, designed / constructed first solar house in US

Agnes Macphail (24 mar 1890 – 13 feb 1954 | Proton Township, Ontario – Toronto, Ontario) pacifist, politician, columnist, journalist, social activist

Theodora Kracaw Kroeber Quinn (24 mar 1897 – 04 jul 1979 | Denver CO – Berkeley CA) author, fiction writer, biographer, anthropologist, Native Californian historian

Janet Bragg Harmon (24 mar 1907 – 11 apr 1993 | Griffin GA – Blue Island IL) aviator, health inspector, nursing home manager, first African-American female commercial pilot

Dorothy Irene Height (24 mar 1912 – 20 apr 2010 | Richmond VA – Washington DC) educator, social reformer, women’s and civil rights activist / administrator

Dorothy Marie Hennessey (24 mar 1913 – 24 jan 2008 | Manchester IA – Dubuque IA) Roman Catholic religious sister, peace / social activist

Mary Slattery Stoltz (24 mar 1920 – 15 dec 2006 | Boston MA – Longboat Key FL) magazine writer, adult fiction writer, children / young adult novelist

Marie-Francine Hébert (24 mar 1943 – Montreal, Quebec) tv / stage writer, young adult novelist

Bavi Edna [Nedi] Rivera (24 mar 1946 – Visalia CA) first Hispanic female Bishop of Episcopal Church

Christine O’Grady Gregoire (24 mar 1947 – Adrian MI) author, politician, WA state governor

Louise Lanctôt (24 mar 1947 – Montreal, Quebec) author, political activist, convicted kidnapper, former member Front de Libération du Québec (FLQ)

Tabitha Jane Spruce King (24 mar 1949 – Old Town ME) novelist, nonfiction author, social /  literacy activist

Charon Virginia Huber Asetoyer (24 mar 1951 – San Jose CA) author, essayist, Comanche activist, women health advocate, founding member Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center (NAWHERC)

Amy Vedder (24 mar 1951 – Palatine Bridge NY) author, ecologist, primatologist

Anita Lafrance Allen-Castellitto (24 mar 1953 – Port Townsend WA) author, professor, law / ethics / race relations / women’s rights / legal philosophy scholar

Donna Pescow (24 mar 1954 – Brooklyn NY) tv / film actress, director

Annie Wells (24 mar 1954 – US) photographer, photojournalist, Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography laureate

Martha Hollander (24 mar 1959 – New York NY) poet, author, art historian

Melissa Jane Fawcett Tantaquidgeon Zobel (24 mar 1960 – Connecticut US) Mohegan author, historian, storyteller, Medicine Woman, Mohegan Tribal Historian

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