05 may 31 | women.born.today

Jessie Ann Benton Frémont (31 may 1824 – 27 dec 1902 | Rockbridge VA – Los Angeles CA) author, memoirist, abolitionist, political activist, short story writer

Kate Kennedy (31 may 1827 – 18 mar 1890 | Gaskinstown, Ireland – Oakland CA) essayist, educator, educational reformer, teacher tenure activist / advocate

Emily Perkins Bissell (31 may 1861 – 08 mar 1948 | Wilmington DE – Wilmington DE) essayist, health activist, social reformer, Christmas Seals founder

Cynthia May Westover Alden (31 may 1862 – 08 jan 1931 | Afton IA – Brooklyn NY) author, editor, teacher, journalist, civil servant, philanthropist

Kathlyn Williams (31 may 1888 – 23 sep 1960 | Butte MT – Hollywood CA) actress, screenwriter, social philanthropist

May Greene (31 may 1890 – unknown | Boston MA – unknown) vaudeville performer, aka Mary Greenberg O’Donnell, vocal / instrumental composer, imported fabrics businesswoman

Hilla von Rebay (31 may 1890 – 27 sep 1967 | Strasbourg, Alsace-Lorraine – Green Farms CT) collagist, avant-garde artist, art activist / collector, aka Hildegard Anna Augusta Elizabeth Freiin Rebay von Ehrenwiesen or Baroness Hilla von Rebay

Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth (31 may 1893 – 31 aug 1986 | Buffalo NY – Nobleboro ME) poet, children / adult novelist

Gladys Schmitt (31 may 1909 – 03 oct 1972 | Pittsburgh PA – Pittsburgh PA) editor, author, novelist, creative writing program founder / professor

Velda Johnston (31 may 1912 – 03 jan 1997 | Prosperity MO – Palm Desert CA) aka Veronica Jason, Gothic romance / suspense novelist

Carmen Herrera (31 may 1915 – Havana, Cuba) Cuban-American abstract minimalist painter

Patricia Roberts Harris (31 may 1924 – 23 mar 1985 | Mattoon IL – Washington DC) attorney, US Ambassador, first African-American female Presidential Cabinet Member

Shirley Verrett (31 may 1931 – 05 nov 2010 | New Orleans LA – Ann Arbor MI) operatic mezzo-soprano, autobiographical author

Elizabeth Jones (31 may 1935 – Montclair NJ) engraver / designer / medallist

Elizabeth Wagele (31 may 1939 – 27 mar 2017 | Salt Lake City UT – Berkeley CA) artist, musician, essayist, cartoonist, Enneagram specialist, self-help / psychology nonfiction writer

Jonis Agee (31 may 1943 – Omaha NE) teacher, novelist, essayist, short story writer, screenwriter

June Bailey White (31 may 1950 – Thomasville GA) author, radio commentator

Becky Fischer (31 may 1951 – Bismarck ND) author, Pentecostal children’s pastor, Kids in Ministry International founder

Glenda A. Hatchett (31 may 1951 – Atlanta GA) author, former court show actress

Claire Ritter (31 may 1952 – Charlotte NC) pianist, jazz / classical / new music composer

Susan [Susie] Essman (31 may 1955 – Bronx NY) writer, comedian, tv producer, voice artist

Regina Brett (31 may 1956 – Ohio US) author, columnist, inspirational speaker

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