10 oct 06

Sarah Pugh (06 oct 1800 – 1884 | Washington DC – Philadelphia PA) teacher, Quaker, suffragist, abolitionist, non-violent activist

Matilda Jane Sager Fultz (06 oct 1839 – 13 apr 1928 | St Joseph MO – Reseda CA) orphan, folk figure, massacre survivor

Emily Palmer Cape (06 oct 1866 – 1953 | New York NY – Florida US) artist, agnostic, co-author, travel writer, first female co-ed Columbia University, Society of Independent Artists co-founder

Enid Yandell (06 oct 1870 – 13 jun 1934 | Louisville KY – Boston MA) pioneering female sculptor

Adeline Sarah Ames (06 oct 1879 – 11 feb 1976 | Henderson NE – Long Beach CA) author, botanist, mycologist

Maria Jeritza (06 oct 1887 – 10 jul 1982 | Brno, Czech Republic – Orange NJ) Moravian, operatic soprano, aka The Moravian Thunderbolt

Caroline Gordon (06 oct 1895 – 11 apr 1981 | Todd County KY – San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico) novelist, literary critic

Elizabeth Janet Gray Vining (06 oct 1902 – 27 nov 1999 | Philadelphia PA – Kennett Square PA) writer, librarian, royal tutor to Japanese Prince, children’s book author [obituary]

Helen Wills Moody-Roark (06 oct 1905 – 01 jan 1998 | Centerville CA – Carmel CA) artist, etcher, illustrator, champion tennis player, first US-born female athlete international celebrity

Janet Gaynor (06 oct 1906 – 14 sep 1984 | Philadelphia PA – Palm Springs CA) still-life painter, tv / film / stage actress

Mary Louise Epperson Smith (06 oct 1914 – 22 aug 1997 | Eddyville IA – Des Moines IA) political organizer, women’s rights activist, second female appointed national political party chairperson

Fannie Lou Hamer (06 oct 1917 – 14 mar 1977 | Montgomery MI – Mound Bayou MI) sharecropper, civil rights activist / reformer

Sonya Rapoport (06 oct 1923 – 01 jun 2015 | Boston MA – Berkeley CA) digital, New Media, conceptual, interactive installation, participatory, web-based artist

Shanna Alexander (06 oct 1925 – 23 jun 2005 | New York NY – Hermosa Beach CA) author, journalist, memoirist

Elinor Armer (06 oct 1939 – Oakland CA) pianist, composer, music educator

Alice O’Brien Morchardt (06 oct 1939 – 24 jul 2007 | New Orleans LA – Houston TX) horror / fantasy / historical fiction writer

Anthea Sylbert (06 oct 1939 – New York NY) costume designer

Paula Scher (06 oct 1948 – Washington DC) painter, illustrator, graphic designer, design art educator

Ellen Kushner (06 oct 1955 – Washington DC) fantasy novelist, former radio host

Jennifer Stephenson (06 oct 1955 – Waukegan IL) feminist speculative fiction author

Kathleen Webb (06 oct 1956 – Puyallup WA) comic book artist / writer

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