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Emily Howland (20 nov 1827 – 29 jun 1929 | Sherwood NY – Sherwood NY) author, philanthropist, humanitarian, freed slave educator, temperance advocate, women’s rights activist, first female director of any US national bank, first female LitD from University of the State of New York

Charlotte Garrigue Masarykova (20 nov 1850 – 13 may 1923 | Brooklyn NY – Prague, Czechoslovakia) author, Unitarian, women’s rights advocate, Presidential First Lady of Czechoslovakia

Clara McDonald Williamson (20 nov 1875 – 17 feb 1976 | Iredall TX – Dallas TX) self-taught painter, American Naïve artist

Rose Pesotta (20 nov 1896 – 04 dec 1965 | Derazhnia, Ukraine – Miami FL) author, anarchist, memoirist, feminist labor organizer, ILGWU vice-president

Aleksandra Dionisyevna Danilova (20 nov 1903 – 13 jul 1997 | Peterhof, Russia – New York NY) Russian-born American prima ballerina

Martha Rakine (20 nov 1904 – 27 jul 1996 | Moscow, Russia – Lausanne, Switzerland) Russian-born Swiss-Canadian artist and painter

Anna Pauline [Pauli] Murray (20 nov 1910 – 01 jul 1985 | Baltimore MD – Pittsburgh PA) author, lawyer, women’s / civil rights activist, first black US female ordained Episcopal priest

Carman Dee Barnes (20 nov 1912 – 19 aug 1980 | Chattanooga TN – Salzburg, Austria) novelist, studied with esotericist P. D. Ouspensky

Alberta Masiello (20 nov 1915 – 25 dec 1990 | Milan, Italy – New York NY) opera coach, professor, assistant conductor, Metropolitan Opera radio broadcast panelist

Frances Elizabeth [Corita] Kent (20 nov 1918 – 18 sep 1986 | Fort Dodge IA – Boston MA) nun, educator, silkscreen / serigraphy artist

Ann Turner Cook (20 nov 1926 – US) mystery novelist, original Gerber Baby model

Estelle Margaret Parsons (20 nov 1927 – Lynn MA)  tv / film / theatre actress / director

Ruth Laredo (20 nov 1937 – 26 may 2005 | Detroit MI – New York NY) US memoirist, classical pianist, aka America’s First Lady of the Piano

Marion Dane Bauer (20 nov 1938 – Oglesby IL) children’s fiction / nonfiction author

Lynn Pfeiffer Thomas (20 nov 1939 – 25 aug 2009 | Los Angeles CA – Pinedale WY) artist, blogger, memoirist, photographer

Martha Jeannette Vicinus (20 nov 1939 – US) author, professor, women’s activist, scholar of English literature and women’s studies

Wendy Doniger O’Flaherty (20 nov 1940 – Chicago IL) author, professor, Indologist, translator, Hindu / Sanskrit historian

Anna Sofaer (20 nov 1940 – Philadelphia PA) author, documentary filmmaker, archaeoastronomy researcher / educator, founded non-profit Solstice Project

Meredith Jane Monk (20 nov 1942 – New York NY) vocalist, composer, performer, director, filmmaker, choreographer

Margaret L. A. MacVicar (20 nov 1943 – 30 sep 1991 | Hamilton, Ontario – Boston MA) MIT-lifer, physicist, educator, metallurgist, women’s / minorities educational advocate

Susan Elizabeth [Suze] Rotolo (20 nov 1943 – 25 feb 2011 | Brooklyn NY – New York NY) book artist, folk figure, memoirist

Molly Gloss (20 nov 1944 – Portland OR) sci-fi / historical novelist

Anna Lyttleton Lomax Wood (20 nov 1944 – New York NY) author, archivist, educator, public folklorist, anthropologist

Deborah Eisenberg (20 nov 1945 – Winnetka IL) actor, teacher, short story writer

Alice Aycock (20 nov 1946 – Harrisburg PA) sculptor, installation artist

Maryse Pelletier (20 nov 1946 – Cabano, Quebec) actress, novelist, children’s / young adult scriptwriter, former director of  Théâtre Populaire du Québec 

Judith [Judy] Woodruff (20 nov 1946 – Tulsa OK) author, journalist, tv news host

Reine-Aimée Côté (20 nov 1948 – Villebois, Quebec) novelist, retired teacher

Barbara Hendricks (20 nov 1948 – Stephens AR) African-American operatic soprano / concert singer, humanitarian, international refugee advocate

Michelle Patrick (20 nov 1949 – US) African-American soap opera scriptwriter / head writer

Donita Kathleen Paul (20 nov 1950 – Lawrence KS) Christian fiction / fantasy novelist

Dianne P. O’Leary (20 nov 1951 – Chicago IL) author, professor emerita, computer scientist, mathematician

Carol Tyler (20 nov 1951 – Chicago IL) painter, educator, comedian, cartoonist autobiographical story writer

Carolyn Abbate (20 nov 1956 – New York NY) author, musicologist, 19th c. opera historian

Julie M. Fenster (20 nov 1957 – New York NY) historical author / essayist / biographer

Jeanmarie Simpson (20 nov 1959 – Ray AZ) actress, playwright, feminist, peace activist, theater artist

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