Actress Jane Fonda, Civil rights activist Angela Davis, Native American lawyer Sarah Deer, retired Air Force fighter pilot Nicole Malachowski, the late suffragist and cartoonist Rose O’Neill, New York Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, composer Laurie Spiegel, AIDS researcher Flossie Wong-Staal, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and attorney Gloria Allred are being inducted into the National Women’s Hall Of Fame.
The eight living and two deceased honorees will join 276 other women who’ve been inducted to date, including suffragists, sports and political figures, authors and entertainers. Those honored are nominated by the public and judged by a team of experts across the various fields.
Her anti-war activism in the 1970’s stirs debate and demonstrators to this day. Gloria Allred has represented women in numerous high-profile and celebrity case, including several women currently accusing singer R. Kelly of sexual abuse, while Sonia Sotomayor is the third woman and first Latina justice to serve on the Supreme Court.
The eight living and two deceased honorees will join 276 other women who’ve been inducted to date, including suffragists, sports and political figures, authors, and entertainers.
Those honoured are nominated by the public and judged by a team of experts across the various fields.
The formal induction ceremony will take place in September outside Seneca Falls, the upstate New York city considered the birthplace of women’s rights where the hall is located.
Also, hall officials will be presenting two women with the Keeper Of The Flame Award, which recognizes women who inspire present and future generations. This year’s recipients are Rochester handbag designer and philanthropist Gail Riggs and Dorothy Wickenden, the executive editor of The New Yorker magazine.
The National Women’s Hall Of Fame is an American institution created in 1969 by a group of people in Seneca Falls, New York, the location of the 1848 women’s rights convention.