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U.S. National Women's Hall of Fame

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  • Florence Wald (1917 - 2008)
    - Florence Wald (April 19, 1917 – November 8, 2008) was an American nurse, former Dean of Yale School of Nursing, and largely credited as "the mother of the American hospice movement". She led the foun...
  • Lillian D. Wald (1867 - 1940)
    Lillian D. Wald was an American nurse, humanitarian and author. She was known for contributions to human rights and was the founder of American community nursing. Lillian D. Wald (March 10, 1867 – ...
  • Linda Richards (1841 - 1930)
    Linda Richards (July 27, 1841 – April 16, 1930) was the first professionally trained American nurse. She established nursing training programs in the United States and Japan, and created the first...
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sojourner_Truth An albumen silver print from approximately 1870 by Randall Studios
    Sojourner Truth (aft.1797 - 1883)
    Sojourner Truth (/soʊˈdʒɜːrnər truːθ/; born Isabella "Belle" Baumfree; c. 1797 – November 26, 1883) was an American abolitionist and women's rights activist. Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, ...
  • Katherine Johnson (1918 - 2020)
    Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson (born August 26, 1918) is an African-American mathematician whose calculations of orbital mechanics as a NASA employee were critical to the success of the first and subs...

The National Women's Hall of Fame was created in 1969 in Seneca Falls, New York, the location of the 1848 Women's Rights Convention. The mission of the Hall is

"to honor in perpetuity those women, citizens of the United States of America, whose contributions to the arts, athletics, business, education, government, the humanities, philanthropy and science, have been the greatest value for the development of their country."

The National Women's Hall of Fame inducts distinguished American women through a rigorous national honors selection process involving representatives of the nation's important organizations and areas of expertise. Nominees are selected on the basis of:

  • The changes they created that affect the social, economic or cultural aspects of society
  • The significant national or global impact and results of change due to their achievement
  • The enduring value of their achievements or changes.

As of 2011, 236 women have been inducted into the hall.

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When adding women to the project, please remember to include a link to their profile in our master list below. Names in the project should also be designated with bold text.

Inductees

A full list of inductees can be found via the Hall's website. It is also archived in the "Documents" section of this project.

As you add profiles to the project, please also list them here as part of the master list under the appropriate heading (add as necessary), along with a brief description of why they are notable. Please also include the year they were inducted after their name.

Actors

  • Lucille Ball (2001), Emmy-winning comedian, actor, model, and film executive

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Explorers

  • Amelia Earhart (1973), aviation pioneer and first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross

Text incorporated from Wikipedia.