05 may 03 | women.born.today

Laura Matilda Towne (03 may 1825 – 22 feb 1901 | Pittsburgh PA – St Helena Island SC ) educator, abolitionist, first freedmen’s school founder

Anna Etheridge Hooks (03 may 1839 – 23 jan 1913 | Detroit MI – Georgetown VA) aka Gentle Annie, Civil War Union nurse / vivandière, one of two women to receive Kearny Cross

George Madden Martin (03 may 1866 – 30 nov 1946 | Louisville KY – Louisville KY) novelist, social reform / civil rights / prohibition activist, Commission on Interracial Co-operation charter member, Association of Southern Women for Prevention of Lynching leader / advocate

Angel De Cora (03 may 1871 – 06 feb 1919 | Thurston NE – Northampton MA) Winnebago teacher, painter, illustrator, Native American rights activist

Maud O’Farrell Swartz (03 may 1879 – 22 feb 1937 | County Kildare, Ireland – Brooklyn NY) labor activist

Carrie Marcus Neiman (03 may 1883 – 06 mar 1953 Louisville KY – Dallas TX) businesswoman, fashion promoter, co-founder / board chair

Phyllis Greenacre (03 may 1894 – 24 oct 1989 | Chicago IL – Ossining NY) author, psychoanalyst, gifted infant researcher

Septima Poinsette Clark (03 may 1898 – 15 dec 1987 | Charleston SC – St Johns Island SC) educator, civil rights activist, autobiographical author

Dorr Hodgson Bothwell (03 may 1902 – 24 sep 2000 | San Francisco CA – Fort Bragg CA) painter, printmaker

Mary Astor (03 may 1906 – 25 sep 1987 | Quincy IL – Woodland Hills CA) actress, novelist, autobiographical author

Anna Roosevelt Dall Boettiger Halsted (03 may 1906 – 01 dec 1975 | New York NY – Bronx NY) writer, children’s book author, public relations consultant, US Presidential family member, newspaper owner / editor / publisher, women’s rights / human rights activist

May Sarton (03 may 1912 – 16 jul 1995 | Wondelgem, Belgium – York ME) poet, novelist, essayist, memoirist, journalist

Betty Cohen Comden (03 may 1917 – 23 nov 2006 | Brooklyn NY – New York NY) lyricist, librettist, screenwriter

Jane Scott (03 may 1919 – 4 jul 2011 | Cleveland OH – Cleveland OH) rock music critic / columnist

Deborah Shainman Szekely (03 may 1920 –  Brooklyn NY) writer, activist, philanthropist

Mavis Jukes (03 may 1947 – Nyack NY) fiction / non-fiction children’s / young adult writer

Miriam Ben-Shalom (03 may 1948 – Waukesha WI) activist, educator, creative writer, first openly gay / lesbian reinstated after military discharge

Patrice M. Regnier (03 may 1953 – Minneapolis MN) inventor, director, producer, choreographer

Jennifer Luce (03 may 1960 – Montreal, Canada) Canadian designer, architect, site-specific artist

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