08 aug 10 | women.born.today

Mary Sargeant Neal Gove Nichols (10 aug 1810 – 30 may 1884 | Goffstown NH – London UK) writer, lecturer, educator, suffragist, visionary, vegetarian, health reformer, autobiographer, hydrotherapy advocate, women’s rights activist

Eliza Frances Andrews (10 aug 1840 – 21 jan 1931 | Washington GA – Rome GA) editor, diarist, botanist, essayist, columnist, educator, memoirist, social critic, textbook author, magazine writer, newspaper reporter

Mary Ann Lathbury (10 aug 1841 – 20 oct 1913 | Manchester NY – East Orange NJ) hymnist, religious periodical writer

Gertrude Bloede (10 aug 1845 – 14 aug 1945 | Dresden, Germany – Baldwin NY) German-born American poet, pen name: Stuart Sterne

Mary [C. C.] Carroll Craig Bradford (10 aug 1856 – 15 jan 1938 | Brooklyn NY – Colorado US) politician, suffragist, Colorado State Superintendent of Public Instruction, first female delegate to 1908 Democratic National Convention, president: National Education Association, Colorado Federation of Women’s Clubs, and Colorado Springs Equal Suffrage Association

Anna Julia Haywood Cooper (10 aug 1859 – 27 feb 1964 | Raleigh NC – Washington DC) author, scholar, speaker, fourth African-American female PhD

Louise Leonard McLaren (10 aug 1865 – 16 dec 1968 | Wellsboro PA – East Stroudsburg PA) educator, political activist, Southern Summer School for Women founder

Ethel Phoebe Bailey Higgins (10 aug 1866 – 09 mar 1963 | Vassalboro ME – San Diego CA) botanist, botany curator at San Diego Museum of Natural History

Hilder Florentina Youngber Smith (10 aug 1890 – 11 jan 1977 | California US – San Diego CA) aviator, aerial acrobat, first female parachute jumper, first female pilot to fly from Los Angeles Airport (LAX)

Dorothy Jacobs Bellanca (10 aug 1894 – 16 aug 1946 | Zemel, Latvia – New York NY) labor activist / leader, first female organizer of United Garment Workers of America and Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America

Margaret Cornelia Morgan Lawrence (10 aug 1914 – New York NY) author, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, inner-city child / family development specialist

Ethel Magafan (10 aug 1916 – 24 apr 1993 | Chicago IL – Woodstock NY) painter, muralist

Ellen Stewart (10 aug 1919 – 13 jan 2011 | Chicago IL or Alexandria LA – New York NY) fashion designer, theater director / producer

Flora Lonette Davis Crittenden (10 aug 1924 – Brooklyn NY) retired teacher, civil rights activist, former member Virginia House of Delegates

Carol Ruth Vander Velde Karp (10 aug 1926 – 20 aug 1972 | Forest Grove MI – Maryland US) violist, educator, mathematician

Denise Schmandt-Besserat (10 aug 1933 – Ay, France) French-American author, archaeologist, art / archaeology professor

Jennie Elizabeth [J. E.] Franklin (10 aug 1937 – Houston TX) playwright

Beverly Fey Lowry (10 aug 1938 – Memphis TN) novelist, educator, short story writer

Elvy Musikka (10 aug 1939 – US) artist, voter rights advocate, cannabis rights activist, enrolled in US Compassionate Investigational New Drug Program

Betsey Johnson (10 aug 1942 – Wethersfield CT) fashion designer

Marie-Sœurette Mathieu (10 aug 1949 – Port-au-Prince, Haiti) Haitian-Canadian author, painter, teacher, sociologist

Joyce Sutphen (10 aug 1949 – St Joseph MN) poet, Minnesota Poet Laureate

Connie Jost (10 aug 1951 – 09 jan 1998 | Vineland NJ – Port Elizabeth NJ) artist, punster, environmentalist

Carla Diane Hayden (10 aug 1952 – Tallahassee FL) author, essayist, librarian, first woman / first African-American Librarian of US Congress

Ashley Putnam (10 aug 1952 – New York NY) operatic soprano, private and university voice teacher

Jami Bernard (10 aug 1956 – US) author, film critic, comics writer, media consultant, founded Barncat Publishing

Rosanna Lisa Arquette (10 aug 1959 – New York NY) actress, film director and producer

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