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Eliza Woodson Burhans Farnham (17 nov 1815 – 15 dec 1846 | Rensselaerville NY – New York NY) novelist, feminist, abolitionist, women’s prison reform activist, first female warden of Sing Sing Prison

Achsa W. Sprague (17 nov 1827 – 06 jul 1862 | Plymouth Notch VT – Plymouth Notch VT) poet, essayist, medium, lecturer, Spiritualist, abolitionist, suffragist

Genie Boyce Smith (17 nov 1852 – unknown | Vermont US – Dubuque IA) poet, author, novelist, publisher, pen names: Kit Clover and Maude Meredith

Winifred Holt (17 nov 1870 – 14 jun 1945 | New York NY – Pittsfield MA) sculptor, welfare worker, social / educational activist for blind

Grace Abbott (17 nov 1878 – 19 jun 1939 | Grand Isle NE – Chicago IL) social worker, child welfare activist

Ethel Zoe Bailey (17 nov 1889 – 15 jul 1983 | Ithaca NY – Ithaca NY) editor, author, botanist, first curator Bailey Hortorium at Cornell University

Mary Harriman Rumsey (17 nov 1881 – 18 dec 1934 | New York NY – Washington DC) consumer rights advocate,  junior league / settlement movement activist / organization founder

Molly Spotted Elk (17 nov 1903 – 21 feb 1977 | Indian Island ME – Indian Island ME) Native American / Penobscot dancer, dollmaker, translator, children’s book author, aka Molly Dellis / Molly Nelson Archambaud

Helen Strassburger Boatwright (17 nov 1916 – 01 dec 2010 | Sheboygan WI – Jamesville NY) concert / operatic soprano

Anger Winson Gates Hudson (17 nov 1916 – 01 may 2004 | Carthage MS – Jackson MS) freedom fighter, civil rights activist, autobiographical author

Ruth Aaronson Bari (17 nov 1917 – 25 aug 2005 | Brooklyn NY – Silver Spring MD) professor, mathematician

Ruth Harriet Bleier (17 nov 1923 – 04 jan 1988 | New Kensington PA – Madison WI) author, neurophysiologist, early feminist scholar, women’s  social activist

Ruth Miriam Wolkowsky Greenfield (17 nov 1923 – Key West FL) musician, educator, music education integration activist / innovator

Jackie Hirschhorn Ferrara (17 nov 1929 – Detroit MI) sculptor, draughtswoman, postminimalist artist, focus on stacked pyramidal structures

Elizabeth [Liz] McAlister (17 nov 1939 – Montclair NJ) peace activist, former nun, married fellow activist Philip Berrigan, both excommunicated by Catholic Church, co-founded / facilitated Jonah House resistance commune

Susan Elizabeth Werner Kieffer (17 nov 1942 – Warren PA) author, physical geologist, planetary scientist, fluid dynamics of rivers, geysers, volcanoes researcher / specialist

Ki Longfellow (17 nov 1944 – Staten Island NY) novelist, playwright, theatrical producer, theater director, entrepreneur, born Baby Kelly / later named Pamela

Vivian Ostrovsky (17 nov 1945 – New York NY) curator, experimental filmmaker, Ciné-Femmes International founder, women’s filmmaker activist

Angèle Delaunois (17 nov 1946 – Granville, France) French-Canadian author, founded publishing company Éditions de l’Isatis

Pauline Harvey (17 nov 1950 – Alma, Quebec) poet, novelist, reporter, government translator

Anne Alexandra Lawrence (17 nov 1950 – Seattle WA) author, psychologist, sexologist, anesthesiologist, transsexual research specialist

Marilyn Sadler (17 nov 1950 – Pittsburgh PA) novelist, short fiction writer

Katherine Russell Rich (17 nov 1955 – 03 apr 2012 | Bryn Mawr PA –  New York NY) memoirist, cancer survivor, autobiographical author

Yolanda King (17 nov 1955 – 15 may 2007 | Montgomery AL – Santa Monica CA) actress, gay / human rights activist, political family member

Rebecca Moesta Anderson (17 nov 1956 – Heidelberg, West Germany) US sci-fi author

Kristen Gremillion (17 nov 1958 – Detroit MI) essayist, anthropologist, paleoethnobotany specialist

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