11 nov 26 | Women.Born.Today

Sarah Moore Grimké (26 nov 1792 – 23 dec 1873 | Charleston SC – Boston MA) writer, speaker, suffragist, abolitionist, feminist, women’s lawyer / law activist

Lilly Martin Spencer (26 nov 1822 – 22 may 1902 | Exeter, England – New York NY) French-American artist, genre painter, née Angelique Marie Martin

Ellen Gould Harmon White (26 nov 1827 – 16 jul 1915 | Gorham ME – Saint Helena CA) author, religious pioneer, Seventh Day Adventist co-founder / leader

Mary Edwards Walker (26 nov 1832 – 21 feb 1919 | Oswego NY – Oswego NY) surgeon, alleged spy, feminist, suffragist, abolitionist, prohibitionist, prisoner of war, only woman [as of 2015] ever awarded US Medal of Honor

Katharine Mary Drexel (26 nov 1858 – 03 mar 1955 | Philadelphia PA – Bensalem PA) heiress, educator, religious sister, philanthropist, Roman Catholic saint, Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament foundress

Gratia Alta Countryman (26 nov 1866 – 26 jul 1953 | Hastings MN – Duluth MN) author, pioneering US public librarian, instituted mobile library, civic / social / cultural / outreach activist

Sally James Farnham (26 nov 1869 – 28 apr 1943 | Ogdensburg NY – New York NY) portrait / public works / private commission sculptor

Anne Nichols (26 nov 1891 – 15 sep 1966 | Dales Mill GA – Englewood NJ) actress, playwright, producer

Helen C. White (26 nov 1896 – 07 jun 1967 | New Haven CT – Norwood MA) novelist, essayist, educator, short fiction writer, aka The Purple Goddess, president of AAUW, first female full professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Doris Gates (26 nov 1901 – 03 sep 1987 | Mountain View CA – Carmel CA) librarian, children’s novelist, nonfiction author, textbook writer, pioneer in realistic children’s fiction

Helen Duhamel (26 nov 1904 – 08 nov 1991 | Windsor MO – Rapid City SD) pioneering tv / radio broadcaster, businesswoman, first female president US state broadcasting association

Ellen Albertini Dow (26 nov 1913 – 04 may 2015 | Mount Carmel PA – Los Angeles CA) mime, dancer, acting coach, character actress, stage choreographer, Albertini Mime Players founder / producer

Lois Marcus Hunt (26 nov 1924 – 26 jul 2009 | York PA – New York NY) operatic lyric soprano, master voice teacher

Alma Routsong (26 nov 1924 – 04 oct 1996 | Traverse City MI – Poughkeepsie NY) lesbian novelist, aka Isabel Miller, editor / proofreader, Daughters of Bilitis member

Marilyn Arnold (26 nov 1935 – Salt Lake City UT) LDS author, scholar, academic, hymnist

Annette Broadrick (26 nov 1938 – US) serial romance novelist

Judy Goldsmith (26 nov 1938 – Manitowoc WI) activist, academic, feminist, born Judith Ann Becker, former president NOW (National Organization for Women)

Tina Turner (26 nov 1939 – Nutbush TN) singer, dancer, author, actress, born Anna Mae Bullock, dual American-Swiss citizenships

Sharon Tyler Herbst (26 nov 1942 – 26 jan 2007 | Chicago IL – Bodega Bay CA) chef, cookbook / culinary author, food / travel journalist

Marilynne Robinson (26 nov 1943 – Standpoint ID) novelist, essayist

Gilda Texter (26 nov 1946 – unknown) actress, costume designer, wardrobe supervisor

Elizabeth Helen Blackburn (26 nov 1948 – Hobart, Tasmania) Australian-American author, Nobel laureate, molecular biologist / researcher

Carrie Rickey (26 nov 1952 – Los Angeles CA) author, essayist, feminist art and film critic

Rosalind [Roz] Chast (26 nov 1954 – Brooklyn NY) cartoonist, New Yorker staff cartoonist, one of twelve women cartoonists recognized by Comics Alliance

Susan Kolb (26 nov 1954 – Havre de Grace MD) doctor, author, integrative medicine advocate, women’s breast implant / complications specialist

Patricia Helen [Pat] LaMarche (26 nov 1960 – Providence RI) author, columnist, online news commentator, homeless / anti-poverty activist, US Green Party activist / political figure

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