display | more...
The National Women's Hall of Fame was started by a group of men and women in Seneca Falls in 1969. It is dedicated to preserve artifacts, books and exhibits that celebrate great women in the United States' history. It is a membership organization that boasts thousands of members nation wide. In inducts women who have or are making a difference every year and live by its mission:

"To honor in perpetuity these 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."

In alphabetical order these are the current members of the National Women's Hall of Fame:

A

    Bella Abzug (1920 - 1998)
    Abigail Adams (1744 - 1818)
    Jane Addams (1860 - 1935)
    Madeleine Korbel Albright (1937 - )
    Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)
    Marian Anderson (1897 - 1993)
    Ethel Percy Andrus (1884 - 1967)
    Maya Angelou (1928 - )
    Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906)
    Virginia Apgar (1909 - 1974)

B

    Ella Baker (1903 - 1986)
    Ann Bancroft (1955 - )
    Clara Barton (1821 - 1912)
    Mary McLeod Bethune (1875 - 1955)
    Antoinette Blackwell (1825 - 1921)
    Elizabeth Blackwell (1821 - 1910)
    Emily Blackwell (1826 - 1910)
    Amelia Bloomer (1818 - 1894)
    Nellie Bly (1864 - 1922)
    Margaret Bourke-White (1904 - 1971)
    Myra Bradwell (1831 - 1894)
    Lydia Moss Bradley (1816 - 1908)
    Mary Breckinridge (1881 - 1965)
    Gwendolyn Brooks (1917 - 2000)
    Pearl S. Buck (1892 - 1973)
    Charlotte Ann Bunch (1944 - )

C

    St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850 - 1917)
    Mary Steichen Calderone, M.D. (1904 - 1998)
    Annie Jump Cannon (1863 - 1941)
    Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)
    Mary Ann Shadd Cary (1823 - 1893)
    Mary Cassatt (1844 - 1926)
    Willa Cather (1873 - 1947)
    Carrie Chapman Catt (1859 - 1947)
    Shirley Chisholm (1924 - 2005)
    Jacqueline Cochran (1906 - 1980)
    Eileen Collins (1956 - )
    Ruth Colvin (1916 - )
    Joan Ganz Cooney (1929 - )
    Gerty Theresa Radnitz Cori (1896 - 1957)
    Jane Cunningham Croly (1829 - 1901)

D

    Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)
    Dorothea Dix (1802 - 1887)
    Elizabeth Hanford Dole (1936 - )
    Anne Dallas Dudley (1876 - 1955)

E

    Amelia Earhart (1897 - 1937)
    Catherine East (1916 - 1996)
    Mary Baker Eddy(1821 - 1910)
    Marian Wright Edelman (1939 - )
    Gertrude Belle Elion (1918 - 1999)
    Alice Evans (1881 - 1975)

F

    Geraldine Ferraro (1935 - )
    Ella Fitzgerald (1917 - 1996)
    Betty Friedan (1921 - )
    Margaret Fuller (1810 - 1850)

G

    Matilda Joslyn Gage (1826 - 1898)
    Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878 - 1972)
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860 - 1935)
    Ella Grasso (1919 - 1981)
    Sarah Grimke (1792 - 1873)
    Angelina Grimke (1792 - 1873)
    Martha Wright Griffiths (1912 - 2003)

H

    Mary A. Hallaren (1907 - )
    Fannie Lou Hamer (1917 - 1977)
    Alice Hamilton (1869 - 1970)
    Helen Hayes (1900 - 1993)
    Dorothy Height (1912 - )
    Oveta Culp Hobby (1905 - 1995)
    Wilhelmina Cole Holladay (1922 - )
    Grace Hopper (1906 - 1992)
    Julia Ward Howe (1819 - 1910)
    Dolores Huerta (1930 - )
    Helen LaKelly Hunt (1949 - )
    Zora Neale Hurston (1891 - 1960)
    Anne Hutchinson (1591 - 1643)

I

J

    Shirley Ann Jackson (1946 -)
    Mary Jacobi (1842 - 1906)
    Frances Wisebart Jacobs (1843 - 1892)
    Mae Jemison (1956 - )
    Mary Harris Jones, "Mother" Jones (1830 - 1930)
    Barbara Jordan (1936 - 1996)

K

    Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)
    Nannerl O. Keohane (1940 - )
    Billie Jean King (1943 - )
    Maggie Kuhn (1905 - 1995)

L

    Susette La Flesche (1854 - 1903)
    Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906 - 2001)
    Belva Lockwood (1830 - 1917)
    Juliette Gordon Low (1860 - 1927)
    Shannon Lucid (1943 -)
    Mary Lyon (1797 - 1849)

M

    Mary Mahoney (1845 - 1926)
    Wilma Mankiller (1945 - )
    Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906 - 1972)
    Katherine Dexter McCormick (1875 - 1967)
    Barbara McClintock (1902 - 1992)
    Louise McManus (1896 - 1993)
    Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978)
    Maria Mitchell (1818 - 1889)
    Constance Baker Motley (1921 - )
    Lucretia Mott (1793 - 1880)

N

    Antonia Novello (1944 - )

O

    Annie Oakley (1860 - 1926)
    Sandra Day O'Connor (1930 - )
    Georgia O'Keeffe (1887 - 1986)

P

    Rosa Parks (1913 - )
    Alice Paul (1885 - 1977)
    Frances Perkins (1880 - 1965)
    Esther Peterson (1906 - 1997)

Q

R

    Jeannette Rankin (1880 - 1973)
    Ellen Swallow Richards (1842 - 1911)
    Linda Richards (1841 - 1930)
    Sally Ride (1951 - )
    Rozanne L. Ridgway (1935 - )
    Edith Nourse Rogers (1881 - 1960 )
    Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962)
    Ernestine Louise Potowski Rose (1810 - 1892)
    Wilma Rudolph (1940 - 1994)
    Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin (1842 - 1924)

S

    Florence Sabin (1871 - 1953)
    Margaret Sanger (1879 - 1966)
    Katherine Siva Saubel (1920 - )
    Betty Bone Schiess (1923 - )
    Patricia Schroeder (1940 - )
    Felice N. Schwartz (1925 - 1996 )
    Florence Seibert (1897 - 1991)
    Elizabeth Bayley Seton (1774 - 1821)
    Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver (1921 - )
    Muriel Siebert (1932 - )
    Beverly Sills (1929 - )
    Bessie Smith (1894 - 1937)
    Margaret Chase Smith (1897 - 1995)
    Hannah Greenbaum Solomon (1858 - 1942)
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815 - 1902)
    Gloria Steinem (1934 - )
    Helen Stephens (1918 - 1993)
    Nettie Stevens (1861 - 1912)
    Lucy Stone (1818 - 1893)
    Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811 - 1896)

T

    Helen Brooke Taussig (1896 - 1986)
    Maria Tallchief (1925 - )
    Sojourner Truth (1797 - 1883)
    Harriet Tubman (1820 - 1913)

U

V

W

    Florence Wald (1916 - )
    Lillian Wald (1867 - 1940)
    Madam C. J. Walker (1867 - 1919)
    Faye Wattleton (1943 - )
    Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862 - 1931)
    Edith Wharton (1862 - 1937)
    Oprah Winfrey (1954 - )
    Sarah Winnemucca (1842 - 1891)
    Fanny Wright (1795 - 1852)
    Chien-Shiung Wu (1912 - 1997)

X

Y

    Rosalyn Yalow (1921 - )
    Gloria Yerkovich (1942 - )

Z

    Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias (1914 - 1956)

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.