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Zerelda G. Wallace (06 aug 1817 – 19 mar 1901 | Bourbon KY – Jennings IN) author, suffragist, temperance leader, First Lady of Indiana

Myrtle Fillmore (06 aug 1845 – 06 oct 1931 | Pagetown OH – Lees Summit MO) author, memoirist, schoolteacher, New Thought practitioner, Unity Church co-founder, née Mary Caroline Page, aka Mother of Unity

Susie King Taylor (06 aug 1848 – 06 oct 1912 | Liberty GA – Boston MA) memoirist, social activist, Civil War nurse, aka The Black Clara Barton

Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt (06 aug 1861 – 30 sep 1948 | Norwich CT – Oyster Bay NY) US First Lady, social activist, needlework artist

Elizabeth Robins (06 aug 1862 – 08 may 1952 | Louisville KY – Brighton UK) actress, novelist, playwright, suffragist, pen name: C. E. Raimond

Mary Carr Moore (06 aug 1873 – 09 jan 1957 | Memphis TN – Inglewood CA) author, vocalist, composer, conductor, music educator

Virginia Estelle Randolph (06 aug 1874 – 16 mar 1958 | Richmond VA – Richmond VA) author, schoolteacher, social / legal / educational activist, pioneer community vocational training advocate / innovator

Mary Louise Curtis Bok Zimbalist (06 aug 1876 – 04 jan 1970 | Boston MA – Philadelphia PA) philanthropist, patron of the arts, founded Curtis Institute of Music,  Settlment Music School member / advocate, pen name: Mary L. Knapp

Louella Rose Oettinger Parsons (06 aug 1881 – 09 dec 1972 | Freeport IL – Santa Monica CA) screenwriter, gossip columnist

Inez Milholland Boissevain (06 aug 1886 – 25 nov 1916 | Brooklyn NY – Los Angeles CA) writer, suffragist, labor lawyer, public speaker, anti-war activist

Edith Francis Mulhall Achilles (06 aug 1892 – ?? mar 1989 | Boston MA – ??) author, researcher, clinical and school psychologist, focus on development of memory and recognition in children

Susette Inloes Schultz Keast (06 aug 1892 – 05 sep 1932 | Philadelphia PA – West Chester PA) artist, landscape painter

Ruth Suckow (06 aug 1892 – 23 jan 1960 | Hawarden IA – Claremont CA) author, novelist, memoirist

Virginia Foster Durr (06 aug 1903 – 24 feb 1999 | Birmingham AL – Carlisle PA) civil rights activist / lobbyist, namesake for Virginia Durr Moment / triggering event

Norma Holzman Farber (06 aug 1909 – 21 mar 1984 | Boston MA – Cambridge MA) poet, children’s book writer, classical soprano

Ella Jenkins (06 aug 1924 – St Louis MO) actress, educator, musician, singer-songwriter, children’s music specialist, aka First Lady of Children’s Folk Song

Janet Opal Jeppson Asimov (06 aug 1926 – Ashland PA) author, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, science fiction writer, co-author with Isaac Asimov, pen name: J O Jeppson

Phyllis Webber Whitten (06 aug 1928 – 11 jan 2017 | Schaefferstwon PA – Washington DC) author, gardener, genealogist, early childhood learning advocate, reading program founder / facilitator, opera / ballet enthusiast

Abbey Lincoln (06 aug 1930 – 14 aug 2010 | Chicago IL – New York NY) civil rights activist, jazz vocalist / composer, born Anna Marie Wooldridge

Diane di Prima (06 aug 1934 – Brooklyn NY) poet, artist, author, teacher, memoirist, playwright, prose writer, former Beat poet, social justice activist

Valerie Jaudon (06 aug 1945 – Greenville MS) artist, painter, public artist, associated with Postminimal / Pattern and Decoration movements

Joan Murray (06 aug 1945 – New York NY) poet, editor, writer, playwright

Cecelia [Cely] Tapplette Pedescleaux (06 aug 1945 – New Orleans LA) African-American fiber artist, traditional and art quilter

Jan Monteith Gilbert (06 aug 1946 – New York NY) cellist, composer, music professor

Meredith Baxter-Birney (06 aug 1947 – South Pasadena CA) actress, producer

Kathleen Gerson (06 aug 1947 – US) author, sociologist, gender roles / relationships expert, qualitative interview researcher

Faith Esham (06 aug 1948 – Portsmouth OH) operatic soprano, voice professor

Lorna Dee Cervantes (06 aug 1954 – San Francisco CA) poet, editor, professor, publisher, philosopher

Judy Stakee (06 aug 1956 – Lynwoood CA) author, mentor, speaker, music publisher

Wendy MacLeod (06 aug 1959 – US) playwright

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