Day: February 1, 2019

02.01 | Women.Born.Before

01 feb 1770 Johanna Graham Bethune.jpg
Johanna Graham Bethune (01 feb 1770 – 28 jul 1860 | Fort Niagara, Canada – New York NY) author, memoirist, social activist, leader in Sunday school education movement, founded Orphan Asylum Society and Society for the Relief of Poor Widows with Children | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
01 feb 1788 Hannah Harrison Cohoon
Hannah Harrison Cohoon (01 feb 1788 – 07 jan 1864 | Williamstown MA – Hancock MA) Shaker visionary artist, music composer, created Tree of Life iconic ‘gift painting’ | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
01 feb 1818 Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley
Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley (c. 01 feb 1818 – c. 01 may 1907 | Dinwiddie County Court House VA – Washington DC) former slave, memoirist, First Lady’s seamstress, businesswoman  | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
01 feb 1857 Lucy Wheelock
Lucy Wheelock (01 feb 1857 – 01 oct 1946 |  Cambridge VT – Boston MA) author, lecturer, translator, one of first US kindergarten education pioneers, founding director of Wheelock Kindergarten Training School |  women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne

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Kate Lee Langley Bosher (01 feb 1865 – 27 jul  1932 | Norfolk VA – Norfolk VA) author, speaker, novelist, suffragist, co-founder League of Women Voters

Hattie Ophelia Wyatt Caraway (01 feb 1878 – 21 dec 1950 | Bakerville TN – Falls Church VA) educator, politician, first woman elected full term US Senator

Winifred Goldring (01 feb 1888 – 30 jan 1971 | Kenwood NY – Albany NY) educator, paleontologist, diorama designer, first female appointed State Paleontologist

Francelia Billington (01 feb 1895 – 24 nov 1934 | Dallas TX – Glendale CA) silent film actress, cinematographer

Regina Olson Hughes (01 feb 1895 – 12 aug 1993 | Herman NE – Washington DC) deaf artist, translator, scientific botanical illustrator

Mary Millicent Abigail Rogers (01 feb 1902 – 01 jan 1953 | New York NY – Taos NM) socialite, art collector, fashion icon

Doris Emrick Lee (01 feb 1905 – 16 jun 1983 | Aledo IL – Clearwater FL) painter, printmaker

Mary Alicia Rhett (01 feb 1915 – 03 jan 2014 | Savannah GA – Charleston SC) illustrator, portrait painter, stage / film actress

Lela Siwoff Swift (01 feb 1919 – 04 aug 2015 | New York NY – Santa Monica CA) pioneering television director

Vivian Dorothy Maier (01 feb 1926 – 21 apr 2009 | New York NY – Chicago IL) street photographer

Ruth Ross (01 feb 1930 – 05 aug 1986 | New York NY – Bronx NY) news journalist, fashion magazine editor, founding member Black Perspective

Ann Levy Chernow (01 feb 1936 – New York NY) etcher, painter, lithographer, silkscreen artist

Marian Hailey-Moss (01 feb 1941 – Portland OR) author, actress, humanitarian

Carol Janet Brown Janeway ( 01 feb 1944 – 03 aug 2015 | Edinburg UK – New York NY) editor, literary translator

Carol Neblett (01 feb 1946 – 23 nov 2017 | Modesto CA – Los Angeles CA) operatic soprano

Ree Troia Schonlau Kaneko (01 feb 1946 – Omaha NE) artist, arts consultant, arts administrator

Jessica Beth Savitch (01 feb 1947 – 23 oct 1983 | Kennett Square PA – New Hope PA) broadcast journalist, autobiographer, first female major US TV network news anchor

Diana Schutz (01 feb 1955 – Canada) comic book editor, editor-in-chief of Comico, adjunct professor of comics history and criticism

Lucy Jane Bledsoe (01 feb 1957 – Portland OR) novelist, science writer, children and adult LGBT fiction / non-fiction

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