09 sep 12 | women.born.today

Amy Morris Bradley (12 sep 1823 – 01 jan 1904 | East Vassalboro ME – Wilmington NC) educator, Unitarian, founded free schools in North Carolina, established first English-language school in Central America

Celestia Susannah Parrish (12 sep 1853 – 07 sep 1917 | Pittsylvania VA – Clayton GA) author, educator, child psychologist, university professor, aka Georgia’s Greatest Woman

Florence Kelley (12 sep 1859 – 17 feb 1932 | Philadelphia PA – Philadelphia PA) author, co-founder NAACP, consumer’s advocate, social / political reformer, children’s labor rights activist

Grace Macurdy (12 sep 1866 – 23 oct 1946 | Robbinston ME – Poughkeepsie NY) author, historian, professor, focus on royal women during Hellenistic period

Ethel Atwood (12 sep 1870 – ???? | Fairfield ME – ????) violinist, orchestra leader, co-founded Fadette Ladies’ Orchestra, sole professional US female prompter

Elizabeth Freeman (12 sep 1876 – 27 feb 1945 | England – Pasadena CA) suffragist, peace activist, women’s rights advocate, antique store owner, investigator for NAACP

Hazel Hunter Handforth (12 sep 1883 – c. 1957 | Huntsville MO – Central Islip NY) suffragist, homesteader, Greenwich Village restaurateur

Lillie Hayward (12 sep 1891 – 29 jun 1977 | St Paul MN – Hollywood CA) actress, script editor, screenwriter

Marya Zaturenska (12 sep 1902 – 19 jan 1982 | Kiev, Ukraine – Shelburne Falls MA) lyric poet, Pultizer Prize for Poetry (1938)

Kristin Elaine Hunter (12 sep 1931 – 14 nov 2008 | Philadelphia PA – Magnolia NJ) novelist, professor, short story writer, aka Kristin Hunter Lattany

Nellie Wong (12 sep 1934 – Oakland CA) poet, feminist / socialist activist

Margaret Jean [Margo] St. James (12 sep 1937 – Bellingham WA) sex-positive feminist, sex worker rights advocate, decriminalization activist

Tatiana Troyanos (12 sep 1938 – 21 aug 1993 | New York NY – New York NY) operatic mezzo-soprano

Linda Gray (12 sep 1940 – Santa Monica CA) tv / film / stage actress, director, producer

Kristin Mann (12 sep 1946 – US) author, historian, Guggenheim Fellow, professor of history, specialist in history of slavery in Africa

Minnie Bruce Pratt (12 sep 1946 – Selma AL) author, essayist, educator, social activist, LGBT university program developer

Kathleen Thompson (12 sep 1946 – Chicago IL) author, activist, feminist, co-founded OneHistory, women’s advocate, print documentarian, multi-cultural historian, theatre co-founder / artistic director,  first feminist bookstore owner in Chicago

Marguerite Blais (12 sep 1950 – Montreal, Quebec) journalist, , tv / radio host, former politician

Kathryn Grant Ptacek (12 sep 1952 – Omaha NE) editor, novelist, short fiction writer, pen names: Les Simons, Kathryn Atwood, Anne Mayfield, Kathleen Maxwell, Kathryn Ptacek, Kathryn Grant

Nancy [Nan] Goldin (12 sep 1953 – Washington DC) photographer with LGBT focus

Nina Blackwood (12 sep 1955 – Springfield MA) author, disc jockey, music journalist

Deb Vanasse (12 sep 1957 – St Paul MN) biographer, photograph editor, young adult novelist, travel guide writer,  children’s picture book author

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