WTA Legend and 23-time major champion Serena Williams is set to join the prestigious ranks of the National Women’s Hall of Fame as part of the esteemed Class of 2024.
The Hall of Fame’s announcement highlighted the groundbreaking achievements of the 2024 inductee class, emphasizing their impact on history and their willingness to challenge societal norms.
Since its inception in 1973, the National Women’s Hall of Fame has been dedicated to recognizing the invaluable contributions of women across various fields such as the arts, athletics, humanities, philanthropy, public service, and STEM.
In addition to Serena Williams, civil rights icon Ruby Bridges, known for her pivotal role in the desegregation of schools, has also been added to the list of inductees for 2024, which includes:
- Peggy McIntosh, 88, an influential educator and feminist activist.
- Kimberlé Crenshaw, 63, a pioneering scholar in civil rights.
- Judith Plaskow, 76, the first Jewish feminist theologian.
- Loretta Ross, 69, an advocate for reproductive justice.
- Allucquére Rosanne “Sandy” Stone, 87, a transgender woman and academic.
- Dr. Patricia Bath (1942-2019), a pioneering ophthalmologist.
- Dr. Anna Wessels Williams (1863-1954), a pathologist and researcher.
- Elouise Pepion Cobell (1945-2011), a prominent advocate for Native American rights.
Located in Seneca Falls, New York, the National Women’s Hall of Fame is committed to honoring distinguished American women and promoting gender equity. The upcoming induction ceremony for the Class of 2024 is scheduled to take place in New York City.
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