08 aug 17 | women.born.today

Sarah Wentworth Apthorp Morton (17 aug 1759 – 14 may 1846 | Boston MA – Quincy MA) poet, pen name: Philenia

Charlotte Louise Bridges Forten Grimké (17 aug 1837 – 23 jul 1914 | Philadelphia PA – Washington DC) African-American poet, educator, journal writer, anti-slavery activist, volunteer Civil War Union nurse, first black teacher hired in two American schools

Laura de Force Gordon (17 aug 1838 – 05 apr 1907 | North East PA – Lodi CA) editor, lawyer, women’s rights activist, second female attorney in California

Caroline Bartlett Crane (17 aug 1858 – 24 mar 1935 | Hudson WI – Kalamazoo MI) educator, suffragist, journalist, civic reformer, Unitarian minister, aka America’s Housekeeper

Gene Stratton-Porter (17 aug 1863 – 06 dec 1924 | Lagro IN – Los Angeles CA) author, naturalist, wildlife photographer, early female movie studio / production company founder

Bessie Potter Vonnoh (17 aug 1872 – 08 mar 1955 | St Louis MO – New York NY) sculptor, garden fountain creator

Mary Jane [Mae] West (17 aug 1893 – 22 nov 1980 | Brooklyn NY – Los Angeles CA) actress, singer, playwright, comedienne, screenwriter, autobiographical author

Johanna Alexandra [Lotte] Jacobi (17 aug 1896 – 06 may 1990 | Thorn (Toruń) Prussia (now Poland) – Concord NH) German-American portrait photographer

Charlie May Simon (17 aug 1897 – 21 mar 1977 | Monticello AR – Little Rock AR) artist, author, biographer, children’s book writer

Janet Loxley Lewis (17 aug 1899 – 01 dec 1998 | Chicago IL – Los Altos CA) poet, novelist

Marion Rawson (17 aug 1899 – 29 oct 1980 | Cincinnati OH – Cincinnati OH) author, architect, archaeologist

Estella Payton (17 aug 1904 – 12 dec 1999 | Wilcox County AL – Mobile AL) African-American co-star on Woman’s World television cooking show

Lilian Rixley (17 aug 1907 – 07 jun 1997 | Washington DC – Sag Harbor NY) writer, editor, biographer

Nancy Orr Talbot (17 aug 1920 – 30 aug 2009 | Charlevoix MI – Boulder CO) women’s apparel clothier / businesswoman

Juanita Morrow Nelson (17 aug 1923 – 09 mar 2015 | Cleveland OH – Greenfield MA) author, farmer, pacifist, war tax resister, civil rights activist, Peacemakers co-founder

Lorrie Goulet (17 aug 1925 – Riverdale NY) poet, artist, author, painter, sculptor, teacher, focus on women, families, and cultures

Alix Kates Shulman (17 aug 1932 – Cleveland OH) essayist, memoirist, professor, fiction writer, radical feminist, political activist, elder arts community advocate

Barbara Ann Reynolds (17 aug 1942 – Colombus OH) author, journalist, biographer, Pentecostal minister

Mary Lou Foy (17 aug 1944 – Auburn AL) photojournalist, newspaper picture editor, first female photojournalist for Gainesville Sun and Miami Herald

Rachel Pollack (17 aug 1945 – Brooklyn NY) poet, novelist, essayist, sci-fi author, comic book writer, divinatory tarot expert, women’s spirituality activist

Martha Patterson Coolidge (17 aug 1946 – New Haven CT) television director, screenwriter, film editor / director / producer

Columba Bush (17 aug 1953 – León, Mexico) US political family member, former First Lady of Florida, Mexican-American philanthropist, Arts for Life education advocate, anti-drug abuse and domestic violence activist

Judith Regan (17 aug 1953 – Massachusetts US) editor, producer, book publisher, radio / television talk show host, head of Regan Arts at Phaidon Press

Ally Acker (17 aug 1954 – New York NY) poet, author, filmmaker, interviewer, film herstorian, first female FCC First Class Radiotelephone Operator licensee, producer for Feminist Radio Network, founded Reel Women Trust Foundation and Reel Women in Film Collection

Andrea Joyce (17 aug 1954 – US) television sportscaster, member Women’s Sports Foundation

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