09 sep 09 | women.born.today

Sarah Mapps Douglass (09 sep 1806 – 08 sep 1882 | Philadelphia PA – Philadelphia PA) African-American artist, author, educator, abolitionist, public lecturer, friendship letter correspondent / illustrator

Lucy Jane Rider Meyer (09 sep 1849 – 16 mar 1922 | New Haven VT – Chicago IL) writer, editor, hymnist, educator, social worker, philanthropist, Deaconess leader, chemistry professor

Elizabeth Rebecca Coffin (09 sep 1850 – 21 jun 1930 | Brooklyn NY – Nantucket MA) artist, educator, New Woman, philanthropist, first American female MFA, first female student Hague Academy of Fine Arts, founded co-ed trade / crafts school on Nantucket

Mary Stilwell Edison (09 sep 1855 – 09 aug 1884 | Newark NJ – Newark NJ) folk figure, first wife of inventor Thomas Alva Edison

Rebekah Bettelheim Kohut (09 sep 1864 – 11 aug 1951 | Kaschau, Hungary -New York NY) memoirist, educational activist, president National Council of Jewish Women, national / international Jewish women’s welfare advocate

Mary Hunter Austin (09 sep 1868 – 13 aug 1934 | Carlinville IL – Santa Fe NM) artist, author, lecturer, nature writer

Delilah Leontium Beasley (09 sep 1871 – 18 aug 1934 | Cincinnati OH – San Leandro CA) author, historian, newspaper columnist, social / community activist, first US black female published in major metropolitan newspaper

Adelaide Crapsey (09 sep 1878 – 08 oct 1914 | Brooklyn NY – Rochester NY) poet, songwriter, short story writer

Ina Bourskaya Boynton (09 sep 1886 – 28 jun 1954 | Russia – Chicago IL) operatic mezzo-soprano, businesswoman

Julia Sarsfield O’Connor Parker (09 sep 1890 – 27 aug 1972 | Woburn MA – Wayland MA) labor leader, American Federation of Labor organizer

Esther Cleveland Bosanquet (09 sep 1893 – 25 oct 1980 | Buffalo NY – Baltimore MD) political family member, first child born to First Family in White House

Phyllis Ayame Whitney (09 sep 1903 – 08 feb 2008 | Yokohama, Japan – Faber VA) adult / juvenile mystery writer

Mildred Bangs Wynkoop (09 sep 1905 – 21 may 1997 | Seattle WA – Lenexa KS) author, educator, minister, theologian

Aileen Fisher (09 sep 1906 – 02 dec 2002 | Iron River MI – Boulder CO) poet, playwright, children’s writer, fiction / nonfiction author

Dixie Burrus Browning (09 sep 1930 – North Carolina US) novelist, illustrator, co-author, pen names: Zoe Dozier, Bronwyn Williams

Nedda Casei (09 sep 1932 – Baltimore MD) operatic mezzo-soprano, Opera Quarterly guest editor

Rita Arditti (09 sep 1934 – 25 dec 2009 | Buenos Aires, Argentina – South Boston MA) author, activist, scholar, biologist, professor, founded Science for the People, New Words Bookstore, and Women’s Community Cancer Project

Sonia Sanchez (09 sep 1934 – Birmingham AL) poet, playwright, children’s author, née Wilsonia Benita Driver

Linda Alouise Gregg (09 sep 1942 – Suffern NY) West Coast poet

Cheryl Theriault Cohen-Greene (09 sep 1944 – Salem MA) author, speaker, sexual surrogate partner

Carla Peterson (09 sep 1944 – United States) author, professor, historian, researcher

Judith Seitz Rodin (09 sep 1944 – Philadelphia PA) author, philanthropist, head of Rockefeller Foundation, first permanent female Ivy League president

Pamela Miller Des Barres (09 sep 1948 – Reseda CA) author, fashion maven, magazine writer, aka Miss Pamela, former rock and roll groupie

Seyla Benhabib (09 sep 1950 – Istanbul, Turkey) Turkish-American author, biographer, philosophy / political science professor

Renee Hobbs (09 sep 1958 – United States) editor, scholar, author, educator, media literacy activist, expert digital and media literacy education

Suzanne Patricia Ottilie Kay Bamford (09 sep 1960 – Santa Monica CA) journalist, screenwriter, film producer

Kimberly Willis Holt (09 sep 1960 – Pensacola FL) children’s author

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