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Caroline Elizabeth Thomas Merrick (24 nov 1825 – 29 mar 1908 | East Feliciana Parish LA – New Orleans LA) poet, suffragist, short fiction writer, social / civic activist, women’s rights advocate

Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (24 nov 1849 – 29 oct 1924 | Cheetham Hill UK – Plandome NY) novelist, short story writer

Lola Maverick Lloyd (24 nov 1875 – 25 jul 1944 | Castroville TX – Winnetka IL) author, pacifist, feminist, suffragist, social / political activist

Mary Quinn Sullivan (24 nov 1877 – 05 dec 1939 | Indianapolis IN – Queens NY) modern art collector, Museum of Modern Art founding trustee

Anna Louise Strong (24 nov 1885 – 29 mar 1970 | Friend NE – Beijing, China) pacifist, journalist, political activist, children’s welfare activist

Margaret Caroline Anderson (24 nov 1886 – 19 oct 1973 | Indianapolis IN – Cannes, France) author, memoirist, original Fourth Way follower, art / literary magazine founder / editor / publisher

Mary Ely Lyman (24 nov 1887 – 09 jan 1975 | St. Johnsbury VT – Claremont CA) author, academic dean, Biblical scholar / professor, sole female student at Union Theological (1916-1919), first female full professor and endowed university chair

Nettie Williams McBirney (24 nov 1887 – 16 dec 1982 | Tulsa OK – Tulsa OK) inventor, food writer, aka Aunt Chick, entrepreneur, newspaper columnist, cookbook author / collector

Fern Andra (24 nov 1893 – 08 feb 1974 | Watseka IL – Aiken SC) actress, producer, film director, script writer, born Vernal Edna Andrews

Olive Frances Tjaden (24 nov 1904 – 15 mar 1997 | Brooklyn NY – Fort Lauderdale FL) pioneering woman architect, sole female architectural graduate from Cornell, youngest registered NY architect, first female admitted to Brooklyn Chaper of AIA

Lucy Friedlander Covington (24 nov 1910 – 20 sep 1982 | Nespelem WA – Nespelem WA) Native American, Colville tribal leader, political activist, historical preservationist

Yoshiko Uchida (24 nov 1921 – 21 jun 1992 | Alameda CA – Berkeley CA) Japanese-American editor, novelist, children’s book author, short story writer

Grace Montañez Davis (24 nov 1926 – Los Angeles CA) political / women’s rights activist, first female Mexican-American Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles

Emma Lou Diemer (24 nov 1927 – Kansas City MO) hymnist, keyboard artist, voice / chorus / keyboard / orchestra / chamber ensemble / electronic media composer

Sylvia Engdahl (24 nov 1933 – Los Angeles CA) adult / young adult science fiction novelist

Alessandra Comini (24 nov 1934 – Winona MN) author, curator, biographer, art historian, professor emerita, interdisciplinary approach

Yvonne Rainer (24 nov 1934 – San Francisco CA) experimental dancer, filmmaker, choreographer

Dorothy Butler Gilliam (24 nov 1936 – Memphis TN) journalist, columnist, first female African-American reporter at Washington Post

Bonnie Strickland (24 nov 1936 – Louisville KY) author, academic, feminist, psychologist, former president APA

H. B. Gilmour (24 nov 1939 – 21 jun 2009 | Brooklyn NY – Cornwallville NY) editor, novelist, copywriter, children’s book author

Lia Cook (24 nov 1942 – Ventura CA) fiber artist combining weaving with photography, painting, and digital technology

Gayle Edland Wilson (24 nov 1942 – Phoenix AZ) businesswoman, community activist, former First Lady of California, early childhood health advocate

Aurelia Erskine Brazeal (24 nov 1943 – Chicago IL) US diplomat, public servant

Margaret Ellen Mayo Tolbert (24 nov 1943 – Suffolk VA) biochemist, professor, researcher, autobiographical author, director of Carver Research Foundation, first female / first African-American director of Department of Energy lab

Kyrie O’Connor (24 nov 1954 – Rochester NY) writer, editor

Star Parker (24 nov 1956 – Moses Lake WA) political writer, commentator

Dana Tyler (24 nov 1958 – Fort Lauderdale FL) tv news anchor / journalist

Shelley Morten (24 nov 1959 – Halifax, Nova Scotia) former wrestler, current wrestling coach, documentary film director and producer

Mary Kim Titla (24 nov 1960 – San Carlos AZ) journalist, publisher, Native American youth advocate, former TV reporter, first Native American tv journalist in Arizona

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