05 may 21 | women.born.today

Nancy H. Adsit (21 may 1825 – 27 apr 1902 | Palermo NY –  Milwaukee WI) art lecturer / educator / essayist, first US female insurance agent

Elizabeth Storrs Billings Mead (21 may 1832 – 25 mar 1917 | Conway MA – Coconut Grove FL) author, educator, president of Oberlin and Mount Holyoke colleges

Anna Callender Brackett (21 may 1836 – 18 mar 1911 | Boston MA – Summit NJ) author, educator, translator, philosopher, first female normal school principal

Mary Virginia Wade (21 may 1843 – 03 jul 1863 | Gettysburg VA – Gettysburg VA) Civil War Union supporter, lone civilian casualty at Battle of Gettysburg

Amelia Muller Fay (21 may 1844 – 28 feb 1928 | Bayou Goula LA – Cambridge MA) author, musician, concert pianist

Ruth McEnery Stuart (21 may 1849 – 06 may 1917 | Marksville LA – New York NY) poet, editor, author, short story writer

Grace Hoadley Dodge (21 may 1856 – 27 dec 1914 | New York NY – New York NY) philanthropist, women’s education advocate

Anne Walter Fearn (21 may 1865 – 28 apr 1939 | Holly Springs MS – Berkeley CA) physician, memoirist, missionary

Katharine Lucinda Sharp (21 may 1865 – 01 jun 1914 | Elgin IL – Lake Placid NY) librarian, educator, college founder

Frances Theresa Densmore (21 may 1867 – 05 jun 1957 | Red Wing MN – Red Wing MN) ethnographer, ethnomusicologist

May Frances Aufderheide Kaufman (21 may 1888 – 01 sep 1972 | Indianapolis IN – Pasadena CA) female ragtime music composer / publisher, regarded as most influential / important female ragtime composer

Jean Kane Foulke du Pont (21 may 1891 – 06 nov 1985 | Lenape PA – Mountchanin DE) suffragist, philanthropist, prison reform activist, WWI Women’s Auxiliary leader, child / family welfare innovator

Regina Anderson (21 may 1901 – 05 feb 1993 | Chicago IL – Ossining NY) librarian, playwright, non-fiction author

Dorothy Tree (21 may 1906 – 13 feb 1992 | Brooklyn NY – Englewood NJ) actress, voice teacher, memoirist, non-fiction author

Lydia Mendoza (21 may 1916 – 20 dec 2007 | Houston TX – San Antonio TX) Tejano singer / guitarist, National Medal of Arts recipient, aka La Alondra de la Frontera / Lark of the Border

Ruth Hubbard Cousins (21 may 1920 – 11 jan 2007 | Waleska GA – Chattanooga TN) psychologist, Psy Chi executive director, genealogist / oral historian, psychology education leader / advocate

Leona Wood (21 may 1921 – 07 feb 2008 | Seattle WA – Los Angeles CA) writer, dancer, painter

Adele Wiseman (21 may 1928 – 01 jun 1992 | Winnipeg, Manitoba – Toronto, Ontario) novelist, essayist, playwright, children’s writer, nonfiction author

Channa Horwitz (21 may 1932 – 29 apr 2013 | Boyle Heights CA – Santa Monica CA) visual / graphic artist, sonakinatography developer / innovator

Reba White Williams (21 may 1936 – Gulfport MS) novelist, philanthropist, library research analyst, contributing editor, fine art prints expert, Print Research Foundation co-founder

Marguerite Ross Barnett (21 may 1942 – 26 feb 1992 | Charlottesville VA – Wailuku HI) educator, administrator, first black / first female president of University of Houston

Janet Anne Haradon Dailey (21 may 1944 – 14 dec 2013 Storm Lake IA – Branson MO) romance novelist

Harilyn Russo (21 may 1946 – US) artist, author, feminist, psychotherapist, disability rights activist, a founding mother of US disabled women’s movement

Ariel Maria Dougherty (21 may 1947 – Danbury CT) author, independent filmmaker, feminist media activist / advocate, co-founder non-profit media arts organization Women Make Movies

Anne McCue Graham Lotz (21 may 1948 – Montreat NC) author, Christian evangelist, AnGel Ministries founder

Willa Hope Schneberg (21 may 1952 – Brooklyn NY) poet, author, interdisciplinary artist, art therapy activist / educator

Laura Lyn [Lynnie] Greene (21 may 1954 – Newton MA) writer, actress, tv director / producer

Janice Felice Karman (21 may 1954 – Los Angeles CA) singer, voice artist, film / record producer, production company co-owner

Karol Stricker (21 may 1959 – 14 jan 2008 | Buffalo NY – Charleston IL) ceramic / porcelain painter, pioneered Spurgeon style of ceramic painting

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