09 sep 06 | women.born.today

Frances [Fanny] Wright (06 sep 1795 – 13 dec 1852 | Dundee, Scotland – Cincinnati OH) Scottish-American author, lecturer, feminist, freethinker, abolitionist, social reformer, utopian commune founder

Catharine Esther Beecher (06 sep 1800 – 12 may 1878 | East Hampton NY – Elmira NY) author, educator, school founder, anti-suffragist, domestic science teacher, educational activist

Phebe Cornell Wood (06 sep 1816 – 30 jun 1891 | Windmill Farm NY – Albion MI) folk figure, first female US telegraph operator

Marie Elizabeth Zakrzewska (06 sep 1829 – 12 may 1902 | Berlin, Germany – Jamaica Plain MA) feminist, abolitionist, women’s rights activist, pioneering female physician, founded New England Hospital for Women and Children: first hospital in Boston, first hospital with school for nurses, second US hospital run by women physicians / surgeons

Eleanor Cecilia Donnelly (06 sep 1838 – 30 apr 1917 | Philadelphia PA – West Chester PA) poet, Catholic, biographer, short story writer, aka The Poet of the Pure Soul

Zelia Maria Nuttall (06 sep 1857 – 12 apr 1933 | San Francisco CA – Casa Alvorado, Mexico) author, archaeologist, anthropologist, honorary professor / museum special assistant

Jane Addams (06 sep 1860 – 21 may 1935 | Cedarville IL – Chicago IL) author, sociologist, public philosopher, pioneer settlement social worker, women’s suffrage / world peace leader

Jessie Willcox Smith (06 sep 1863 – 03 may 1935 | Philadelphia PA – Philadelphia PA) magazine / children’s book illustrator

Margaret Dreier Robins (06 sep 1868 – 21 feb 1945 | Brooklyn NY – Brooksville FL) labor leader, New York Association for Household Research co-founder

Bertha Matilda Sprinks Goudy (06 sep 1869 – 21 oct 1935 | Jersey City NJ – Marlborough NY) author, typographer, fine press pringer, co-proprietor of Village Press

Virginia Ellis Jenckes (06 sep 1877 – 09 jan 1975 | Terre Haute IN – Terre Haute IN) author, first female Indiana State Representative / US Congresswoman

Margaret Flagg Holmes (06 spe 1886 – 29 jan 1976 | Durham NC – New York NY) English and Latin teacher, founder Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, equal rights educational activist

Emily Borie Hartshorne Mudd (06 sep 1898 – 02 may 1998 | Merion PA – Philadelphia PA) author, landscape architect, pioneering marriage / family therapist

Meredith Howard Harless (06 sep 1909 – 19 jun 1996 | Bartlesville OK – Scottsdale AZ) columnist, radio broadcaster, news producer, first woman to broadcast on Arizona television

Ruth Posselt (06 sep 1914 – 19 feb 2007 | Medford MA – Gulfport FL) violinist, educator, university professor

Barbara Guest (06 sep 1920 – 15 feb 2006 | Wilmington NC – Berkeley CA) poet, prose stylist

Iladaura Murillo-Rohde (06 sep 1920 – 05 sep 2010 | Panama – Panama) Panamanian-American nurse, academic, organizational administrator, specialist in psychiatric nursing, founded National Association of Hispanic Nurses

Mariana Yampolsky (06 sep 1925 – 03 may 2002 | Chicago IL – Mexico City, Mexico) artist, photographer

Carolyn George d’Amboise (06 sep 1927 – 10 feb 2009 | Dallas TX – New York NY) prima ballerina, photographer, aka Tweety Bird

Isabelle Collin Dufresne (06 sep 1937 – 14 jun 2014 | Grenoble, France – New York NY) French-American actor, artist, author, aka Ultra Violet, Warhol superstar

Joan Tower (06 sep 1938 – New Rochelle NY) pianist, composer, conductor

Brigid Berlin (06 sep 1939 – Manhattan NY) artist, author, former Warhol superstar

Geri Evans (06 sep 1940 – Blue Earth MN) educator, politician

Elizabeth Murray (06 sep 1940 – 12 aug 2007 | Chicago IL – New York NY) painter, printmaker

Matilde Zimmermann (06 sep 1943 – author, professor, Socialist Workers Party vice-presidential candidate

Donna Haraway (06 sep 1944 – Denver CO) author, feminist, essayist, Distinguished Professor Emerita in history of consciousness

Sara Jane Misquez (06 sep 1945 – 09 jan 2008 | Mescalero NM – near Tularosa NM) American Mescalero Apache Native American leader, president of Mescalero Apache of southern New Mexico

Elizabeth Hill Boone (06 sep 1948 – US) author, academic, art historian, ethno-historian, specialist in colonial / pre-Columbian art

Carole-Marie Allard (06 sep 1949 – Dolbeau, Quebec) author, politician, designer, journalist, producer, media management trainer

Béatrice Longuenesse (06 sep 1950 – US) author, academic, professor of philosophy

Carleton [Carly] Fiorina (06 sep 1954 – Austin TX) memoirist, groundbreaking CEO / businesswoman, née Cara Carleton Sneed

Maura O’Neill (06 sep 1956 – San Francisco CA) author, First Chief of Innovation of US AID, multi-business founder, co-founder / vice-chair Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women charter school

Michaëlle Jean (06 sep 1957 – Port-au-Prince, Haiti) author, journalist, Canadian stateswoman

Cynthia Haymon (06 sep 1958 – Jacksonville FL) soprano, voice teacher

Marquise Lepage (06 sep 1959 – Chénéville, Quebec) producer, screenwriter,  tv / film director

Janet Murguía (06 sep 1960 – Kansas City KS) twin, civil rights activist, president of the National Council of La Raza Hispanic advocacy organization

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