05 may 01 | women.born.today

Tabitha Moffat Brown (01 may 1780 – 04 may 1858 | Brimfield MA – Forest Grove OR) educator, pioneer emigrant, social reformer, orphanage co-founder / facilitator, Tualatin Academy founder (later Pacific University), aka Mother Symbol of Oregon

Fidelia Fiske (01 may 1816 – 26 jul 1864 | Shelburne MA – Shelburne MA) memoirist, religious missionary, women’s educational activist, Mount Holyoke Seminary college teacher, founder / first principal of Nestorian Female Seminary in Persia (Iran)

Mary Harris Jones (01 may 1830 – 11 nov 1930 | Cork, Ireland – Adelphi MD) author, dressmaker, schoolteacher, labor activist, aka Mother Jones, community organizer, autobiographical author

Emily Howard Jennings Stowe (01 may 1831 – 30 apr 1903 | Norwich, Ontario – Toronto, Canada) educator, suffragist, physician, Canada’s first practicing female physician, founder / first President, Dominion Women’s Enfranchisement Association

Martha Jane Cannary (01 may 1852 – 01 aug 1903 | Princeton MO – Terry SD) folk figure, memoirist, aka Calamity Jane, frontierswoman, professional scout

Cecilia Beaux (01 may 1855 – 17 sep 1942 | Philadelphia PA – Gloucester MA) portrait painter

Anna Marie Jarvis (01 may 1864 – 24 nov 1948 | Webster WV – West Chester PA) Mother’s Day founder, opposed holiday commercialization, founded Mother’s Day International Association

May Stone (01 may 1867 – 29 jan 1946 | Owingsville KY – Louisville KY) progressive educator, co-founder settlement school

Lucy Herbert Campbell (01 may 1873 – 31 may 1944 | Lexington KY – Vienna, Austria) cellist, musician

Mary Stone (01 may 1873 – 29 dec 1954 | China – Pasadena CA) Chinese-American physician, missionary, Red Cross organizer, nursing school founder, Chinese Communist resistor, Chinese Women’s Christian Temperance Union founder

Beatrice Romaine Brooks (01 may 1874 – 07 dec 1970 | Rome, Italy – Nice, France) US expatriate painter

Mary MacLane (01 may 1881 – 06 aug 1929 | Winnipeg, Manitoba – Chicago IL) Canadian-American memoirist, confessional / autobiographical novelist

May Massee (01 may 1881 – 24 dec 1966 | Chicago IL – New York NY) children’s book editor

Valentina Nicholaevna Sanina Schlee (01 may 1899 – 14 sep 1989 | Kiev, Ukraine – New York NY) Ukrainian-American fashion designer, theatrical costume designer

Rose Hobart (01 may 1906 – 29 aug 2000 | New York NY – Woodland Hills CA) actress, blacklisted, acting counselor, autobiographical author

Shirley Horn (01 may 1934 – 20 oct 2005 | Washington DC – Brentwood MD) author, jazz musician

Judith Marjorie [Judy] Collins (01 may 1939 – Seattle WA) author, social activist, singer-songwriter, aka Judy Blue Eyes

Bobbie Ann Mason (01 may 1940 – Mayfield KY) novelist, essayist, literary critic, short story writer

Patricia Hill Collins (01 may 1948 – Philadelphia PA) author, feminist, sociologist, philosopher

Swanee Hunt (01 may 1950 – Dallas TX) professor, non-fiction author, former US Ambassador, founding director of Women & Public Policy Program at Kennedy School

Sally Turner Munger Mann (01 may 1951 – Lexington VA) author, photographer

Lily Eskelsen Garcia (01 may 1955 – Fort Hood TX) teacher, lyricist, columnist, trade union leader

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