08 aug 14 | women.born.today

Charlotte Fowler Wells (14 aug 1814 – 04 jun 1901 | Cohocton NY – West Orange NJ) author, phrenologist, journal publisher

May Dickson Exall (14 aug 1859 – 28 sep 1936 | McKinney TX – Dallas TX) civic leader, clubwoman, arts activist, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts co-founder

Laura Drake Gill (14 aug 1860 – 03 feb 1926 | Chesterville ME – Berea KY) author, educational reformer

Florence Pullman Lowden (14 aug 1868 – 05 jul 1937 | Chicago IL – Chicago IL) travel writer, philanthropist, First Lady of Illinois

Vivian Louise Aunspaugh (14 aug 1869 – 09 mar 1960 | Bedford VA – Dallas TX) painter, art editor, art teacher, art school founder

Ada Beatrice Queen Victoria Louise Virginia Smith (14 aug 1894 – 01 feb 1984 | Alderson WV – New York NY) singer, dancer, aka Bricktop, vaudevillean, saloon-keeper, autobiographical author

Amaza Lee Meredith (14 aug 1895 – 1984 | Lynchburg VA – Petersburg VA) African-American artist, educator, architect, co-created black leisure community

Caroline Farrar Ware (14 aug 1899 – 05 apr 1990 | Brookline MA – Mitchelville MD) author, New Deal activist, history / social work professor

Judith Berlin Lieberman (14 aug 1904 – 1978 | Latvia –  New York NY) author, educator, biographer, Jewish religious scholar, principal / dean of Hebrew studies at Shulamith School for Girls

Winifred Claire Stanley (14 aug 1909 – 29 feb 1996 | New York NY – Kenmore NY) lawyer, politician, first US Representative to propose equal pay for women

Ethel L. Payne (14 aug 1911 – 28 may 1991 | Chicago IL – Washington DC) journalist, lecturer, columnist, commentator, freelance writer, aka First lady of the Black Press

Elaine Anderson Steinbeck (14 aug 1914 – 27 apr 2003 | Austin TX – New York NY) actress, memoirist, theater stage manager

Alice Provensen (14 aug 1917 – Chicago IL) children’s book editor/ author / illustrator

Alice Adams (14 aug 1926 – 27 may 1999 | Fredericksburg VA – San Francisco CA) novelist, short story writer, university professor

Jean Hall Lloyd-Jones (14 aug 1929 – Washington DC) activist, politician, member of Iowa Peace Institute and Iowa League of Women Voters

Edie Huggins (14 aug 1935 – 29 jul 2008 | St. Joseph MO – Philadelphia PA) African-American reporter, journalist, broadcaster, longest tv news tenure in Philadelphia

Niara Sudarkasa (14 aug 1938 – Fort Lauderdale FL) author, scholar, educator, Africanist, anthropologist, née Gloria Albertha Marshall

Lynne Ann Vincent Cheney (14 aug 1941 – Casper WY) novelist, conservative scholar, former talk-show host

Danielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein-Steel (14 aug 1947 – New York NY) romance novelist, pen name: Danielle Steel

Jeanne Lamon (14 aug 1949 – New York NY) violinist, conductor

Carolyn Marsden (14 aug 1950 – Mexico City, Mexico) artist, memoirist, young adult fiction writer

Gracia Couturier (14 aug 1951 – Edmundston, New Brunswick) author, haiku poet, educator, playwright, children’s writer, founding director university theatre centre

Michelle Huneven (14 aug 1953 – Altadena CA) novelist, journalist

Diane McKinney-Whetstone (14 aug 1953 – Pennsylvania US) African-American author, novelist, creative writing professor

Erica Flapan (14 aug 1956 – US) author, mathematician, professor of mathematics

Bo Laurent (14 aug 1956 – New Jersey US) aka Cheryl Chase, intersex activist, graphic artist, translator, documentary filmmaker, editor of Hermaphrodites with Attitude journal, Intersex Society of North American founder

Wang Ping (14 aug 1957 – Shangai, China) Chinese-American poet, writer, singer, dancer, installation artist, professor of English

Elsa Alina Casales Murano (14 aug 1959 – Havana, Cuba) businesswoman, former university president and administrator, former US Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety

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