08 aug 06 | Women.Born.Today

Zerelda G. Wallace (06 aug 1817 – 19 mar 1901 | Bourbon KY – Jennings IN) author, suffragist, temperance leader, First Lady of Indiana

Myrtle Fillmore (06 aug 1845 – 06 oct 1931 | Pagetown OH – Lees Summit MO) author, memoirist, schoolteacher, New Thought practitioner, Unity Church co-founder, née Mary Caroline Page, aka Mother of Unity

Susie King Taylor (06 aug 1848 – 06 oct 1912 | Liberty GA – Boston MA) memoirist, social activist, Civil War nurse, aka The Black Clara Barton

Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt (06 aug 1861 – 30 sep 1948 | Norwich CT – Oyster Bay NY) US First Lady, social activist, needlework artist

Mary Carr Moore (06 aug 1873 – 09 jan 1957 | Memphis TN – Inglewood CA) author, vocalist, composer, conductor, music educator

Virginia Estelle Randolph (06 aug 1874 – 16 mar 1958 | Richmond VA – Richmond VA) author, schoolteacher, social / legal / educational activist, pioneer community vocational training advocate / innovator

Mary Louise Curtis Bok Zimbalist (06 aug 1876 – 04 jan 1970 | Boston MA – Philadelphia PA) philanthropist, patron of the arts, founded Curtis Institute of Music,  Settlment Music School member / advocate, pen name: Mary L. Knapp

Louella Rose Oettinger Parsons (06 aug 1881 – 09 dec 1972 | Freeport IL – Santa Monica CA) screenwriter, gossip columnist

Inez Milholland Boissevain (06 aug 1886 – 25 nov 1916 | Brooklyn NY – Los Angeles CA) writer, suffragist, labor lawyer, public speaker, anti-war activist

Susette Inloes Schultz Keast (06 aug 1892 – 05 sep 1932 | Philadelphia PA – West Chester PA) artist, landscape painter

Ruth Suckow (06 aug 1892 – 23 jan 1960 | Hawarden IA – Claremont CA) author, novelist, memoirist

Virginia Foster Durr (06 aug 1903 – 24 feb 1999 | Birmingham AL – Carlisle PA) civil rights activist / lobbyist, namesake for Virginia Durr Moment / triggering event

Norma Holzman Farber (06 aug 1909 – 21 mar 1984 | Boston MA – Cambridge MA) poet, children’s book writer, classical soprano [obituary]

Ella Jenkins (06 aug 1924 – St Louis MO) actress, educator, musician, singer-songwriter, children’s music specialist, aka First Lady of Children’s Folk Song

Abbey Lincoln (06 aug 1930 – 14 aug 2010 | Chicago IL – New York NY) civil rights activist, jazz vocalist / composer, born Anna Marie Wooldridge

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