Winegarten, Ruthe Lewin

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Winegarten, Ruthe Lewin Gender: F
Ruthe Lee Lewin
born on 26 August 1929 at 23:47 (= 11:47 PM )
Place Dallas, Texas, 32n47, 96w48
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 03°28' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 25°50 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 11°41'


American author, activist, and historian, who compiled an oral history of Annie Mae Hunt in the 1970s at the University of Texas at Dallas. Later she and collaborators would edit these conversations, including Hunt's recollections of her grandparents' histories of slavery, into a popular book, I am Annie Mae: A Black Texas Woman in Her Own Words and then subsequently into a musical drama.

Winegarten was director of Austin's Women's Center. In 1979, she was appointed as Curator of the Texas Women's History Project, which developed the touring exhibit "Texas Women: A Celebration of History" (now housed at Texas Woman's University).

Winegarten twice won the Liz Carpenter Award, for her books Black Texas Women: 150 Years of Trial and Triumph, and Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators 1923–1999 (with Nancy Baker Jones).

Winegarten bore three children, Martha Frances Addington, (1952–2007), Marc David Sanders (1954–), and Debra Lou Winegarten (1957–).

Winegarten died on 14 June 2004, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She had been living at an assisted-living facility and was in the early stages of dementia.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Alzheimer's/Senility (Dementia)
  • Personal : Death : Suicide
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ feminist
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (2x Liz Carpenter Award)