08 aug 07 | Women.Born.Today

Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis (07 aug 1813 – 24 aug 1876 | Bloomfield NY – Providence RI) educator, suffragist, publisher, abolitionist, founding member of New England Woman Suffrage Association

Alice James (07 aug 1848 – 06 mar 1892 | New York NY – London, England) editor, diarist, history teacher, literary figure, letter correspondent

Ellen Fitz Pendleton (07 aug 1864 – 26 jul 1936 | Westerly RI – Newton MA) mathematics professor, president of Wellesley College, academic freedom advocate, first woman on panel to award American Peace Prize

Florence Martus (07 aug 1868 – 08 feb 1943 | Chatham GA – Savannah GA) folk figure, lighthouse keeper, aka Savannah’s Waving Girl

Madeline M. Murray (07 aug 1878 – 30 may 1958 | Albion MI – Battle Creek MI) teacher, children’s games inventor, real estate broker [age 70-76]

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (07 aug 1890 – 05 sep 1964 | Concord NH – Soviet Union) author, activist, feminist, essayist, Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) leader, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) founding member, Communist Party USA chairwoman

Lucy Taxis Shoe Meritt (07 aug 1906 – 13 apr 2003 | Camden NJ – Austin TX) author, classical archaeologist, scholar of Greek architectural ornamentation

Felice Bryant (07 aug 1925 – 22 apr 2003 | Milwaukee WI – Gaitlinburg TN) poet, songwriter, country musician

Marilyn Jane Ziffrin (07 aug 1926 – Moline IL) author, composer, biographer, music educator

Maia Wojciechowska Rodman (07 aug 1927 – 13 jun 2002 | Warsaw, Poland – Long Branch NJ) Polish-American adult / young adult novelist [obituary]

Betsy Cromer Byars (07 aug 1928 – Charlotte NC) children’s / young adult novelist, historical / realistic fiction author

Jo Baer (07 aug 1929 – Seattle WA) author, minimalist artist, radical figuration painter, née Josephine Gail Kleinberg

Ruth Carter Stapleton (07 aug 1929 – 26 sep 1983 | Plains GA – Fayetteville NC) author, healer, Christian evangelist, political family member, President Jimmy Carter’s sister

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