06 jun 06 | women.born.today

Sarah Kathleen Sequoia Parker Jacqulina Remond (06 Jun 1826 – 13 Dec 1894 | Salem MA – Florence, Italy) African-American author, lecturer, physician, abolitionist, American Anti-Slavery Society agent

Annie Adams Fields (06 Jun 1834 – 05 Jan 1915 | Boston MA – Boston MA) author, diarist, memoirist, biographer, social reformer, philanthropist

Elida [Lisa] Barker Rumsey Fowle (06 Jun 1842 – 17 Jun 1919 | New York NY – Dorchester MA) field nurse, songstress, library founder, social activist

Arma Loretta Senkrah [Harknes] 06 Jun 1864 – 03 Sep 1900 | Williamson NY – Weimar, Germany) violinist, died by suicide

Beulah Marguerite Poynter Leffler (06 Jun 1883 – 13 Aug 1960 | Eagleville MO – Manhasset NY) actor, author, playwright, mystery / romance novelist

A’Lelia Walker (06 Jun 1885 – 17 Aug 1931 | Vicksburg MS – Long Branch NJ) African-American businesswoman, Harlem Renaissance patron of arts / social hostess

Dorothy Kuhns Heyward (06 Jun 1890 – 19 Nov 1961 | Wooster OH – New York NY) playwright

Kathleen Blackshear (06 Jun 1897 – 14 Oct 1988 | Navasota TX – Navasota TX) Modernist artist, art history book illustrator

Theresa Caplan (06 Jun 1913 – 10 Apr 2010 | New York NY – Princeton NJ) author, educator, toy developer, world toy collector, Creative Playthings founder, early childhood development scholar

Cleo Virginia [V. C.] Andrews (06 Jun 1923 – 19 Dec 1986 | Portsmouth VA – Virginia Beach VA) novelist

Maxine Kumin (06 Jun 1925 – 06 Feb 2014 | Philadelphia PA – Warner NH) poet, speaker, novelist, children’s book author, short story writer, Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to Library of Congress

Gloria Lane (06 Jun 1930 – Trenton NJ) operatic mezzo-soprano

Anne Claire Poirier (06 Jun 1932 – Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec) film producer / director / screenwriter, first documentary film feature ever directed by female French-Canadian

Joy Nozomi Nakayama Kogawa (06 Jun 1935 – Vancouver, British Columbia) Japanese-Canadian poet, novelist

Marilyn Van Derbur (06 Jun 1937 – Denver CO) author, motivational speaker, founded American Coalition for Abuse Awareness and One Voice

Marian Wright Edelman (06 Jun 1939 – Bennettsville SC) author, children’s rights activist, founder / president Children’s Defense Fund (CDF)

Coosje van Bruggen (06 Jun 1942 – 10 jan 2009 | Groningen, Netherlands – Los Angeles CA) critic, sculptor, art historian

Toni Gilbert (06 Jun 1947 – Oregon US)  artist, author, editor, holistic nurse, tarot reader, transpersonal counselor

Holly Near (06 Jun 1949 – Ukiah CA) actor, author, teacher, singer-songwriter, social change activist, autobiographical author

Eileen Fisher (06 Jun 1950 – Irvington NY) fashion designer, entrepreneur, clothing company founder

Marsha Wedgeworth Blackburn (06 Jun 1952 – Laurel MS) politician, TN State Representative, CEO / owner Marketing Strategies

Deborah Darden Crombie (06 Jun 1952 – Dallas TX) mystery / romance novelist

Susan Marie Kunze (06 Jun 1953 – Highland Park CA) teacher, educational books author

Cynthia Rylant (06 Jun 1954 – Hopewell WV) poet, librarian, fiction / nonfiction children’s book writer, autobiographical author

Sandra Bernhard (06 Jun 1955 – Flint MI) author, actress, singer, comedienne

Etheleen Renee [E. R.] Shipp (06 Jun 1955 – Conyers GA) journalist, columnist, journalism professor

Lisa Glasberg (06 Jun 1956 – Woodmere NY) aka Lisa G, author, memoirist, radio news personality

Jessica Diamond (06 Jun 1957 – New York NY) conceptual artist, wall drawing / installation artist

Maureen Green (06 Jun 1957 – Worcester MA) lifestyle / real estate blogger, former news anchor / broadcast journalist

Elizabeth Wong (06 Jun 1958 – Los Angeles CA) playwright, tv writer, librettist, social essayist, college professor, theatrical director

Sherry Glaser (06 Jun 1960 – New York NY) actress, playwright, political activist, performance artist

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