Day: February 24, 2019

02.24 | Women.Born.Before

24 feb 1839 Lydia Amanda Brewster Sewell
Lydia Amanda Brewster Sewell (24 feb 1839 – 15 nov 1926 | North Elba NY – Florence, Italy) artist, genre / portrait painter |women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
24 feb 1855 Emma Esther Lampert Cooper
Emma Esther Lampert Cooper (24 feb 1855 – 30 jul 1920 | Nunda NY – Pittsford NY) realist artist | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
24 feb 1883 Maria Maud Leonard McCreery
Maria Maud Leonard McCreery (24 feb 1883 – 10 apr 1938 | Cedarburg WI – Milwaukee WI) editor, socialist, feminist, suffragist, pamphleteer, TB survivor, editor-in-chief, labor union organizer | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
24 feb 1887 Mary Ellen Chase
Mary Ellen Chase (24 feb 1887 – 28 jul 1973 | Blue Hill ME – Northampton MA) critic, novelist, educator, essayist, children’s author | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne

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Elizabeth Harper Tappan (24 feb 1784 – 02 aug 1855 | Harpersfield NY – Harpersfield OH) pioneer, teacher at Western Reserve school

Ellen Tucker Emerson (24 feb 1839 – 14 jan 1909 | Concord MA – Concord MA) biographer, literary family member, assisted father Ralph Waldo Emerson

May Singhi Breen (24 feb 1891 – 19 dec 1991 | New York NY – New York NY) composer, arranger, ukulele pioneer, aka The Original Ukulele Lady, first woman inducted into the Ukulele Hall of Fame

Irmgard Bartenieff (24 feb 1900 – 27 aug 1981 | Berlin, Germany – New York NY) writer, researcher, dance therapist, physical therapist, Bartenieff Fundamentals movement methodology innovator

Dorothy Raedler (24 feb 1917 – 11 dec 1993 | New York NY – St. Croix, US Virgin Islands) stage director, choreographer, impresario who specialized in works of Gilbert and Sullivan, helped found St. Croix School of the Arts for children

Idanell Brill Connally (24 feb 1919 – 01 sep 2006 | Austin TX – Austin TX) author, philanthropist, First Lady of Texas, political / historical figure

Angela Greene Martin (24 feb 1921 – 09 feb 1978 | Dublin, Ireland – Los Angeles CA) actress, painter

Martha S. Lewis (24 feb 1924 – 02 jul 2007 | Kensett AR – Albany NY) social worker, civil rights activist, NY State Deputy Commissioner of Social Services, highest ranking African-American official in any US state government (1970s)

Anita Slavin Arkin Steckel (24 feb 1930 – 16 mar 2012 | Brooklyn NY – Manhattan NY) graphic artist

Jacquelyne Johnson Jackson (24 feb 1932 – 28 jan 2004 | Winston-Salem NC – Stillwell KS) author, educator, essayist, researcher, sociologist, minority public policy activist / consultant

Anna Banana (24 feb 1940 – Victoria, British Columbia) critic, artist, ‘artistamp’ innovator, performance artist, born Anne Lee Long, small press publisher, mail art movement pioneer

Constance Joan McNeely Horner (24 feb 1942 – Summit NJ) scholar, businesswoman, foundation trustee, former Republican political appointee

Dorothy Maynard Bradley (24 feb 1947 – Madison WI) teacher, former Montana State politician, wildlife preservationist, American Prairie Foundation National Council member

Tamara de Braga Taxman (24 feb 1947 – Woodstock NY) writer, actress, television presenter, Brazilian-American

Helen Shaver (24 feb 1951 – St Thomas, Ontario) film / television actress and director

Judith Ortiz Cofer (24 feb 1952 – 30 dec 2016 | Hormigueros, Puerto Rico – Louisville GA) poet, essayist, short story writer, autobiographical author, young adult novelist

Aurora Levins Morales (24 feb 1954 – Maricao, Puerto Rico) poet, writer, feminist, social justice activist

Judith Butler (24 feb 1956 – Cleveland OH) author, feminist, philosopher, gender theorist

Lisa Popeil (24 feb 1956 – Chicago IL) singer, author, lecturer, voice coach / researcher

Paula Zahn (24 feb 1956 – Omaha NE) journalist, newscaster, true crime documentary host / producer

Margaret Pelley Larson (24 feb 1958 – US) broadcast journalist, international HIV/AIDS activist, lifestyle television show host