11 nov 29 | Women.Born.Today

Jemima Wilkinson (29 nov 1752 – 01 jul 1819 | Cumberland RI – Jerusalem NY) memoirist, visionary, women’s rights activist, charismatic Quaker evangelist, Honorary Seneca Chief, aka The Publick Universal Friend

Abigail Goodrich Whittelsey (29 nov 1788 – 16 jul 1858 | Ridgefield CT – Colchester CT) The Mothers’ Magazine editor / founder / publisher

Louisa May Alcott (29 nov 1832 – 06 mar 1888 | Germantown PA – Boston MA) novelist, Civil War Union nurse

Sarah Barnwell Elliott (29 nov 1848 – 20 aug 1928 | Montpelier GA – Sewanee TN) novelist, short story writer, women’s rights advocate

Ella Clara Sabin (29 nov 1850 – 03 feb 1949 | Sun Prairie WI – unknown) educator, administrator, college president, educational reformer, domestic science / occupational therapy course innovator / founder

Grace Elizabeth King (29 nov 1852 – 12 jan 1932 | New Orleans LA – New Orleans LA) novelist, memoirist, biographer, literary / historical leader

Adella Prentiss Hughes (29 nov 1869 – 02 aug 1950 | Cleveland OH – Cleveland OH) pianist, impresario, memoirist, philanthropist, organized Cleveland Orchestra

Nellie Tayloe Ross (29 nov 1876 – 19 dec 1977 | St Joseph MO – Washington DC) speaker, politician, magazine writer, first US elected female governor

Essie Pinola Parrish (29 nov 1902 – 01 jul 1979 | Sonoma Coast CA – Sonoma Coast CA) Native American, master basket weaver, Kashaya Pomo spiritual leader

Rosemond Teresa Tuve (29 nov 1901 – 20 dec 1964 | Canton SD – unknown) author, Spenserian / Renaissance literature scholar

Fay Kleinman Skurnick Levenson (29 nov 1912 – 21 feb 2012 | Bronx NY – Ypsilanti MI) painter, art teacher, Becket [MA] Arts Center co-founder

Madeleine L’Engle (29 nov 1918 – 06 sep 2007 | New York NY – Litchfield CT) young-adult fiction writer

Pearl Primus (29 nov 1919 – 29 oct 1994 | Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago – New Rochelle NY) African-American dancer, anthropologist, choreographer, artist-educator, Dance Language Institute founder / director

Virginia Yapp Trotter (29 nov 1921 – 11 oct 1988 | Boise ID – Athens GA) university administrator, US Assistant Secretary of Education, first female to hold highest US education position, involved in grades / sports scandal

Jane Freilicher (29 nov 1924 – 09 dec 2014 | Brooklyn NY – New York NY) painter, author, poetic literary figure

Michi Nishiura Weglyn (29 nov 1926 – 25 apr 1999 | Stockton CA – New York NY) Japanese-American author, WWII internee, civil rights activist

Diane Ladd (29 nov 1935 – Meridian MS) author, actress, producer, film director, born Rose Diane Ladner

Thelma Mothershed-Wair (29 nov 1940 – Bloomberg TX) African-American, civil rights activist, original Little Rock Nine member, home economics teacher, women’s / homeless survival skills mentor

Stanley Ann Dunham (29 nov 1942 – 07 nov 1995 | Wichita KS – Honolulu HI) author, anthropologist, women’s rights activist, micro-credit / cottage industry advocate, single mother of US President Barack Obama

Sue Miller (29 nov 1943 – Chicago IL) novelist, nonfiction author, creative writing professor

Marie Laberge (29 nov 1950 – Quebec, Montreal) poet, author, actress, educator, lyricist, playwright

Janet McNaughton (29 nov 1953 – Toronto, Ontario) novelist, folklorist

Barbara Jean Rosen (29 nov 1953 – Pittsburgh PA) author, fundraiser, events manager, arts administrator

Mary Theresa Schmich (29 nov 1953 – Savannah GA) journalist, columnist, Pulitzer Prize winner

Cathie Linz Baumgardner (29 nov 1954 – 07 mar 2015 | US – US) librarian, romance novelist, pen names: Cathie Linz and Cat Devon

Chirlane Irene McCray (29 nov 1954 – Springfield MA) writer, editor, political figure, public relations / communications professional

Nancy Lee Worden (29 nov 1954 – Boston MA) artist, metalsmith, jewelry designer

Janet Ann Napolitano (29 nov 1957 – New York NY) lawyer, writer, politician, university administrator, former Arizona Governor, former US Secretary for Homeland Security

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