04 apr 17 | women.born.today

Susan Augusta Fenimore Cooper (17 apr 1813 – 31 dec 1894 | Scarsdale NY – Cooperstown NY) novelist, naturalist, orphanage founder / facilitator

Isabel Chapin Barrows (17 apr 1845 – 25 oct 1913 | Irasburg VT – Croton-on-Hudson NY) editor, activist, novelist, essayist, lecturer, missionary, political activist, hydrotherapist

Anna Garlin Spencer (17 apr 1851 – 12 feb 1931 | Attleboro MA – New York NY) author, educator, feminist, Unitarian minister, peace activist / leader

Helen Everett Peabody Grant (17 apr 1861 – 06 may 1910 | Keytesville Landing MO – Beausoleil, France) artist, painter

Lunette [Louise] Lamprey (17 apr 1869 – 13 jan 1951 | Alexandria NH – Limerick ME) children’s author, nonfiction writer

Dorothy Fosdick (17 apr 1913 – 05 feb 1997 | Montclair NJ – Washington DC) author, foreign affairs expert

Dovey Mae Johnson Roundtree (17 apr 1914 – Charlotte NC) attorney, civil rights activist, ordained minister, US Army veteran, African-American leader

Rebekah [Betty] West Harkness (17 apr 1915 – 17 jun 1982 | St Louis MO – Manhattan NY) sculptor, composer, dance patron, philanthropist

Marietta Peabody Tree (17 apr 1917 – 15 aug 1991 | Lawrence MA – New York NY) socialite, political supporter, US rep to UN Commission on Human Rights

Cynthia Ozick (17 apr 1928 – New York NY) novelist, essayist, short story writer

Thelma Jean Grossholtz (17 apr 1929 – unknown) author, political / social justice activist, Professor Emeritus of Politics and Women’s Studies at Mount Holyoke

Irena Klepfisz (17 apr 1941 – Warsaw Ghetto) author, activist, academic, Jewish, lesbian

Sherrie Levine (17 apr 1947 – Hazleton PA) photographer, conceptual / appropriation artist

Rose Rosenblatt (17 apr 1947 – Austria) film editor, director, film production company founder

Deborah Rubin (17 apr 1948 – Chicago IL) hyper-realistic watercolor painter

Sands Hall (17 apr 1952 – La Jolla CA) actor, author, musician, playwright, theatre director, short fiction writer

Jane Kurtz (17 apr 1952 – Portland OR) picture book author, middle-grade novelist, nonfiction author, MFA professor, literacy / reading advocate

Teresa Katz [T.K.] Thorne (17 apr 1954 – Montgomery AL) poet, screenwriter, short fiction author, community activist, first Jewish female officer Birmingham (AL) Police

Erin Moure (17 apr 1955 – Calgary, Alberta) poet, poetry translator

Barbara Ernst Prey (17 apr 1957 – New York NY) watercolor landscape artist

Elizabeth H. Roberts (17 apr 1957 – Washington DC) politician, policy analyst, health care manager, business strategy consultant, first female Lieutenant Governor (RI)

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