09 sep 22 | women.born.today

Louisa Van Velsor Whitman (22 sep 1795 – 23 may 1873 | West Hills NY – West Hills NY) Dutch-American, homesteader, poet Walt Whitman’s mother

Jane Elizabeth Manning James (22 sep 1822 – 16 apr 1908 | Connecticut US – Salt Lake City UT) early LDS member, aka Aunt Janefirst black female Mormon pioneer in Utah Territory

Mary Greenleaf Clement Leavitt (22 sep 1830 – 05 feb 1912 | Hopkinton NH – Boston MA) educator, suffragist, social reformer, girl’s school founder, women / children’s rights activist, international temperance leader / lecturer / founder

Eleanor Hallowell Abbott (22 sep 1872 – 04 jun 1958 | Cambridge MA – Portsmouth NH) author, magazine writer, aka Mrs. Fordyce Coburn

Carrie Fulton Phillips (22 sep 1873 – 03 feb 1960 | Bucyrus OH – Marion OH) political folk figure, US Presidential mistress / blackmailer / letter correspondent

Christabel Harriette Pankhurst (22 sep 1880 – 13 feb 1958 | Manchester, England – Santa Monica CA) author, lecturer, suffragist, evangelist, political activist

Alma Woodsey Thomas (22 sep 1891 – 24 feb 1978 | Columbus GA – Washington DC) African-American Expressionist painter, art educator

Augusta Fells Savage (22 sep 1892 – 26 mar 1962 | Green Cove Springs NY – New York NY) African-American, sculptor, teacher, Harlem Renaissance member

Elisabeth Sättler Rethberg (22 sep 1894 – 06 jun 1976 | Schwarzenberg, Germany – Yorktown Heights NY) German-American operatic soprano

Babette Deutsch (22 sep 1895 – 13 nov 1982 | New York NY – New York NY) poet, critic, novelist, translator

Carolyn Gertrude Bradley (22 sep 1898 – 08 dec 1954 | Richmond IN – Richmond IN) US artist, teacher, educational ambassador, aka The Paint Brush Ambassador

Elsie Allen (22 sep 1899 – 31 dec 1990 | Cloverdale Rancheria CA – Cloverdale Rancheria CA) Native American Pomo master basketweaver

Ellen Church Marshall (22 sep 1904 – 22 aug 1965 | Cresco IA – Terre haute IN) pilot, nurse, nursing / hospital director, WWII Army Nurse Corps flight nurse, first US female commercial flight attendant

Nell O’Day (22 sep 1909 – 03 jan 1989 | Prairie Hill TX – Los Angeles CA) actress, equestrian, playwright, screenwriter

Ann Grifalconi (22 sep 1929 – New York NY) book illustrator, art / design teacher, children’s book author / illustrator

Phyllis Katsakiores (22 sep 1934 – Wakefield MA) politician, newspaper reporter

Stevanne Auerbach (22 sep 1938 – Bronx NY) writer, speaker, novelist, educator,aka Dr. Toy, toy / play safety / child development expert

Sharon Kinney (22 sep 1939 – Dayotn OH) dancer, choreographer, dance teacher, videographer

Wendy Bean Barker (22 sep 1942 – Summit NJ) poet, academic

Antonia Christina [Toni] Basil (22 sep 1943 – Philadelphia PA) dancer, actress, film director, filmmaker, choreographer, singer-songwriter, born Basilotta

Mary Fell (22 sep 1947 – Worcester MA) poet, academic

Norma Leah Nelson McCorvey (22 sep 1947 – 18 feb 2017 | Simmesport LA – Katy TX) writer, religious convert, anti-abortion activist, autobiographical author, aka Jane Roe of (in)famous case Roe v. Wade

Heide Paula Perlman (22 sep 1951 – Brooklyn NY) tv producer / script writer

Gloria Anne Borger (22 sep 1952 – New Rochelle NY) editor, journalist, columnist, political pundit / analyst, national political correspondent

Julianne Malveaux (22 sep 1953 – San Francisco CA) author, economist, college president, businesswoman, liberal social / political commentator

Jodie Evans (22 sep 1954 – Las Vegas NV) author, peace / political activist, documentary film producer, women’s media activist / advocate

Deborah Anne [Debby] Boone Ferrer (22 sep 1956 – Hackensack NJ) singer, actress, children’s book writer, autobiographical author

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