Women’s Hall of Fame will honor six prominent black women who shaped history

The National Women’s Hall of Fame is launching a new, annual event – to celebrate a different group of history makers posthumously.

It’s set to take place December 10th and will be the first in a new series showcasing under-represented women of achievement.




The Virtual Induction Series will serve as a way to innovate the way the NWHF operates and reflects on the past, honoring women posthumously that were deceased prior to the establishment of the Hall.

It will begin with the virtual posthumous inductions with six prominent Black women who have shaped the United States. They include Singer and Activist Aretha Franklin; Author Toni Morrison; Adventurer Barbara Hillary; Activist and Librarian Barbara Rose Johns; Medical Research Revolutionizer Henrietta Lacks; and Activist Mary Church Terrell.

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