11 nov 08 | Women.Born.Today

Alice Bunker Stockham (08 nov 1833 – 03 dec 1912 | Cardington OH – Alhambra CA) author, fifth female US doctor, philosophy school founder, birth control / gender equality / marital sexual fulfillment activist / advocate

Maria Kraus-Boelté (08 nov 1836 – 01 nov 1918 | Hagenow, Germany – Atlantic City NJ) author, essayist, kindergarten education pioneer / professor / promoter

Lizzie Pitts Merrill Palmer (08 nov 1838 – 28 jul 1916 | Portland ME – Great Neck NY) educator, philanthropist, child activist, children’s educational school / child development research institute founder

Katherine Olivia [Kate] Sessions (08 nov 1857 – 24 mar 1940 | San Francisco CA – San Diego CA) botanist, horticulturist, landscape architect, aka Mother of Balboa Park

Nettie Rogers Shulerborn (08 nov 1865 – 02 dec 1939 | Buffalo NY – New York NY) suffragist, clubwoman, social reformer

Eartha Mary Magdalene White (08  nov 1876 – 18 jan 1974 | Jacksonville FL – Jacksonville FL) teacher, political activist, operatic soprano, humanitarian

Margaret Watkins (08 nov 1884 – 10 nov 1969 | Hamilton, Ontario – Glasgow, Scotland) Canadian photographer, photography teacher, portrait studio owner, pioneering female commercial freelance advertising photographer, née Meta Gladys Watkins

Frieda Wunderlich (08 nov 1884 – 09 dec 1965 | Berlin, Germany – Orange NJ) German-American author, politician, professor, economist, first female faculty member University of Exile (later The New School for Social Research)

Leila Ross Wilburn (08 nov 1885 – 12 nov 1967 | Macon GA – Decatur GA) draughtswoman, early female architect in Georgia, affordable housing proponent, published innovative Wilburn [House] Pattern Books

Doris Porter Caesar (08 nov 1892 – 1971 | Brooklyn NY – unknown) expressionistic sculptor

Dorothy Day (08 nov 1897 – 29 nov 1980 | Brooklyn NY – New York NY) journalist, social activist, Catholic convert

Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (08 nov 1900 – 16 aug 1949 | Atlanta GA – Atlanta GA) novelist, journalist, author of Gone with the Wind

Martha Gellhorn (08 nov 1908 – 15 nov 1998 | St Louis MO – London UK) novelist, journalist, travel writer

Electra Waggoner Biggs (08 nov 1912 – 23 apr 2001 | Fort Worth TX – Vernon TX) socialite, sculptor

Darleane C. Hoffman (08 nov 1923 – Terril IA) nuclear chemist, graduate professor, faculty senior scientist, worked at Oak Ridge and Los Alamos

Natalie Zemon Davis (08 nov 1928 – Detroit MI) author, American-Canadian social / cultural historian

Roberta L. Hazard (08 nov 1934 – Boston MA) third female Rear Admiral in US Navy, first female Commander United States Naval Training Command

Nancy Jane Kopell (08 nov 1942 – New York NY) professor, mathematician, applied biomathematics specialist

Nancy F. Cott (08 nov 1945 – Philadelphia PA) professor, historian, 19th-20th century gender specialist, same-sex marriage advocate

Alice Elizabeth Notley (08 nov 1945 – Bisbee AZ) poet, critic, editor, biographer, essayist

Verandah Porche (08 nov 1945 – Teaneck NJ) poet, author, memoirist, founding member Total Loss Farm commune (still active) in Guilford VT

Judith Lang Zaimont (08 nov 1945 – Memphis TN) pianist, educator, composer, performer, female composer advocate

Ronnie R. Brown (08 nov 1946 – Brockton MA) American-Canadian poet, creative writing teacher

Nora Clearman England (08 nov 1946 – US) Mayanist, professor, linguist, anthropological linguistics specialist, founding director Center for Indigenous Languages of Latin America (CILLA)

Kathleen Pierson Eagle (08 nov 1947 – Virginia US) serial romance novelist

Margaret Rhea Seddon (08 nov 1947 – Murfreesboro TN) physician, clinical researcher, retired NASA astronaut, one of first women on US space shuttles

Rachel Hadas (08 nov 1948 – New York NY) poet, teacher, essayist, translator

Jill Marie Landis (08 nov 1948 – Clinton IN) historical / contemporary romance novelist

Alfre Woodard (08 nov 1952 – Tulsa OK) actress, producer, political activist, Christian Scientist, founder / board member Artists for a New South Africa

Lucy Tapahonso (08 nov 1953 – Shiprock NM) poet, Navajo-English translator, lecturer in Native American Studies, first Poet Laureate of the Navajo Nation

Catherine McPeak [Cathy] Cooper (08 nov 1960 – Whittier CA) model, painter, sculptor, musician, wardrobe stylist, postmodern / mixed media artist

Vanessa Echols (08 nov 1960 – Auburn AL) news anchor, broadcast journalist

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