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Maryland Women's Hall of Fame

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  • Lucy Diggs Slowe (1885 - 1937)
    Diggs Slowe (July 4, 1885 – October 21, 1937) was an American educator and athlete, and the first Black woman to serve as Dean of Women at any American university. She was a founder of Alpha Kappa Alph...
  • Edith Houghton Hooker (1879 - 1948)
    Houghton Hooker (December 29, 1879 – October 23, 1948) was an American suffragist and social worker. She was a leader of the suffrage movement in Maryland in the early twentieth century and was posthum...
  • Virginia Hall (American spy) (1906 - 1982)
    Hall, MBE, DSC (April 6, 1906 —July 14, 1982) was an American spy during World War II. She was also known by many aliases: "Marie Monin", "Germaine", "Diane", "Marie of Lyon" and "Camille". The Germans...
  • Florence Elaine Danforth Harmon (1919 - 2015)
    "Elaine" D. Harmon (December 26, 1919 – April 21, 2015) was an American from Maryland who served in the U.S. Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) during World War II. In 2009 she received a Congression...
  • Martha Tyson (1795 - 1873)
    Ellicott Tyson (September 13, 1795 — March 5, 1873) was an Elder of the Quaker Meeting in Baltimore, anti-slavery and women's rights advocate, author of the first biography of Benjamin Banneker, and a ...

Maryland Women's Hall of Fame

The Maryland Women's Hall of Fame (MWHF) recognizes women natives or residents of the U.S. state of Maryland for their significant achievements or statewide contributions. It was established in 1985 by the Maryland Commission for Women and the Women Legislators of Maryland. Honorees are selected by an independent committee, and are inducted in March during Women's History Month.