05 may 15 | women.born.today

Susan Barber Lloyd Jones (15 may 1832 – 26 oct 1911 | Rome NY – Madison WI) author, speaker, activist, hymnist, Unitarian, clubwoman, women’s ministerial activist

Mary Colman Wheeler (15 may 1846 – 10 mar 1920 | Concord MA – Providence RI) artist, women’s art teacher, founder / first head Wheeler School

Helen Dawes Brown (15 may 1857 – 05 sep 1941 | Concord MA – Montclair NJ) novelist

Willamina Paton Stevens Fleming (15 may 1857 – 21 may 1911 | Dundee, Scotland – Boston MA) Scottish-American astronomer, cataloguer, discovered Horsehead Nebulae, developed common designation system for stars, Curator of Astronomical Photographs at Harvard, first US female honorary member of Royal Astronomical Society of London

Emily Clara Jordan Folger (15 may 1858 – 21 feb 1936 | Ironton OH – Glen Cove NY ) scholar, philanthropist, Folger Shakespeare Library co-founder

Ellen Axson Wilson (15 may 1860 – 06 aug 1914 | Savannah GA – Washington DC) painter, sketch artist, US First Lady

Annie Fellows Johnston (15 may 1863 – 05 oct 1931 | Evansville IN – Pewee Valley KY) children’s serial novelist

Floride Isabella Lee Calhoun (15 may 1870 – 4 jun 1935 | New York NY – Atlanta GA) poet, musician

Anna Whelan Betts (15 may 1875 – 06 feb 1959 | Philadelphia PA – Philadelphia PA) artist, teacher, illustrator

Katherine Anne Porter (15 may 1890 – 18 sep 1980 | Indian Creek TX – Silver Spring MD) poet, novelist, essayist, journalist, political activist, née Callie Russell Porter

Consuelo Kanaga (15 may 1894 – 28 feb 1978 | Astoria OR – Yorktown Heights NY) writer, photographer

Ida Rhodes (15 may 1900 – 01 feb 1986 | Ukraine, Russia – Rockville MD) born Hadassah Itzkowitz, Ukrainian-American mathematician

Marcella Bannett Rabwin (15 may 1908 – 25 dec 1998 | Richmond VA – New York NY) memoirist, dressmaker, executive assistant

Catherine Shipe East (15 may 1916 – 17 aug 1996 | Barboursville WV – Ithaca NY) feminist, researcher, women’s rights activist, aka The Midwife to the Women’s Movement

Diane Judith Nash (15 may 1938 – Chicago IL) civil rights activist, Freedom Rider, co-founded SNCC (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee

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