11 nov 11 | Women.Born.Today

Abigail Smith Adams (11 nov 1744 –  28 nov 1818 | Weymouth, Province of Massachusetts Bay – Quincy MA) diarist, letter correspondent, US Presidential First Lady

Elizabeth Doughton Reeves (11 nov 1799 – 30 dec 1892 | Grayson County VA – Omaha NE) social activist, first female physician in Nebraska

Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta  (11 nov 1815 – 23 mar 1891 | Bennington VT – New York NY) poet, critic, writer, teacher, socialite, literary circle figure, Barnard College co-founder, posthumous memoirist

Anna Katharine Green Rohlfs (11 nov 1846 – 11 apr 1935 | Brooklyn NY – Buffalo NY) poet, novelist, pioneer detective fiction writer

Laura Justine Bonstelle (11 nov 1870 – 14 oct 1932 | Greece NY – Detroit MI) theatre actress, director, manager, drama coach

Ellen Bernard Thompson Pyle (11 nov 1876 – 01 aug 1936 | Philadelphia PA – Wilmington DE) illustrator, Saturday Evening Post cover artist

Alice Huyler Ramsey (22 nov 1886 – 10 sep 1983 | Hackensack NJ – Covina CA) memoirist, automotive pioneer, first woman to drive coast-to-coast USA, first female Automotive Hall of Fame inductee (posthumously in 2000)

Mary McCormic (11 nov 1889 – 10 feb 1981 | Belleville AR – Amarillo TX) operatic soprano, opera professor, operatic artistic director

Shirley Graham DuBois (11 nov 1896 – 27 mar 1977 | Evansville IN – Beijing, China) activist, novelist, biographer, playwright, composer

Daisy Lee Gatson Bates (11 nov 1914 – 4 nov 1999 | Huttig AR – Little Rock AR) civil rights activist, journalist, lecturer, publisher, autobiographical author

Charlotte Gilbertson (11 nov 1922 – Boston MA) painter, printmaker

Marian Cleeves Diamond (11 nov 1926 – Glendale CA) author, anatomy professor, pioneer neuroanatomy researcher

Ida Applebroog (11 nov 1929 – Bronx NY) artist, author

Kay Arthur (11 nov 1933 – Jackson MI) author, Bible teacher, Precept Ministries co-founder

Margaret Ann Schulze Kehret (11 nov 1936 – La Crosse WI) memoirist, polio survivor, young adult novelist

Alicia Ostriker (11 nov 1937 – Brooklyn NY) poet, scholar, Jewish feminist

Evi Martyn (11 nov 1941 – Athens, Greece) Greek-American pianist, author, blogger, music scholar / educator

Judith A. Boss (11 nov 1942 – Honeoye Falls NY) novelist, lecturer, researcher, ethics textbook author

Virginia McCord Mecklenburg (11 nov 1946 – United States) writer, Senior Curator of painting and sculpture at Smithsonian American Art Museum

Elizabeth Meyer Glaser (11 nov 1947 – 03 dec 1994 | Santa Monica CA – Los Angeles CA) author, pediatric AIDS activist

Susanna Kaysen (11 nov 1948 – Cambridge MA) author, memoirist

Ann Maurice (11 nov 1951 – Detroit MI) author, tv host, home stager, interior designer

Mary Gaitskill (11 nov 1954 – Lexington KY) novelist, essayist, short fiction writer

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