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Phoebe Palmer Knapp (18 dec 1807 – 02 nov 1874 | New York NY – New York NY) author, hymnist, religious pioneer, Christian music advocate

Sarah Tittle Barrett Bolton (18 dec 1814 – 05 aug 1893 | Newport KY – Indianapolis IN) poet, author, women’s / property rights activist, aka Indiana’s Pioneer Poet

Josephine Sophia White Griffing (18 dec 1814 – 18 feb 1872 | Hebron CT – Washington DC) suffragist, abolitionist, women’s rights activist, Freedmen’s movement member

Henrietta Muir Edwards (18 dec 1849 – 10 nov 1931 | Montreal, Quebec – Fort Macleod, Alberta) Canadian author, suffragist, women’s rights reformer

Edna Fischel Gellhorn (18 dec 1878 – 25 sep 1970 | St Louis MO – St Louis MO) suffragist, social reformer, founder / leader League of Women Voters

Gladys Rowena Henry Dick (18 dec 1881 – 21 aug 1963 | Pawnee City NE – Palo Alto CA) physician, scarlet fever co-discoverer, professional adoption organization founder

Althea Hester Warren (18 dec 1886 – 20 dec 1958 | Illinois US – Los Angeles CA) author, librarian, organized 10 million books for WWII US soldiers

Marie Woolfolk Taylor (18 dec 1893 – 21 oct 1960 | Atlanta GA – Atlanta GA) African-American social worker, civic / community activist, co-founder first African-American sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha

Rose Dorothy Lewin Franken (18 dec 1895 – 22 jun 1988 | Gainesville TX – Tucson AZ) artist, author, playwright

Marilyn Sachs (18 dec 1927 – New York NY) children’s author

Rya Weickert Zobel (18 dec 1931 – Zwickau, Germany) jurist, Senior US District Court Judge on for District of Massachusetts

Karen Lipschultz DeCrow (18 dec 1937 – 06 jun 2014 | Chicago IL – Jamesville NY) author, activist, feminist, attorney

Gillian Spencer (18 dec 1939 – Seattle WA) soap opera actress, head writer

Joan Wallach Scott (18 dec 1941 – Brooklyn NY) author, essayist, historian of France / gender history / intellectual history

Carlotta Walls LaNier (18 dec 1942 – Little Rock AR) African-American, memoirist, youngest member of Little Rock Nine high school integration activist

Jan Harrison (18 dec 1944 – West Palm Beach FL) painter, sculptor

Susan J. Bartlett (18 dec 1946 – Fall River MA) VT State politician, Special Projects Coordinator

Linda Williams (18 dec 1946 – US) editor, author, surrealist film studies scholar

Angela Sommer-Bodenburg (18 dec 1948 – Reinbek, Germany) German-American poet, artist, painter, novelist, educator, children’s speculative fiction author

Linda Haas (18 dec 1950 – US) author, sociologist, professor of sociology, adjunct professor of women’s studies, special focus on gender / family policy / families and work in post-industrialized societies

Mae Avila D’Agostino (18 dec 1954 – Albany NY) former attorney, US District Judge for Northern District of New York

Ruth Milkman (18 dec 1954 – Annapolis MD) author, editor, essayist, professor, sociologist, labor historian, academic director

Randi Weingarten (18 dec 1957 – New York NY) author, attorney, educator, labor leader, teachers’ rights activist, school / education reform advocate

Debra Ruh (18 dec 1958 – Pensacola FL) writer, speaker, businesswoman, disabilities rights activist

Julia Wolfe (18 dec 1958 – Philadelphia PA) choral / instrumental composer