Showcasing Great Moms

National Women's Hall of Fame

National Women's Hall of Fame

The National Women’s Hall of Fame is located in “the birthplace of women’s rights” Seneca Falls, New York. Over 250 women have been inducted. Here are a few great moms.

Abigail Adams, mother of six, was the wife of a President and the mother of another. She ran the farm, raised the family and asked John Adams to "Remember the Ladies" and grant them their rights. Inducted, 1976.

Sacagawea served as a guide and interpreter to the Lewis and Clark expedition with her baby son on her back. She helped the expedition forage for food and is remembered for her calm during crises. Inducted, 2003.

Sojourner Truth was a powerful antislavery speaker and an advocate for women’s rights. She is best remembered for her “Ain’t I a Woman” speech given at the 1851 women’s rights convention in Akron, Ohio. Inducted, 1981.

Organizer of the first women’s rights convention held in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848, Elizabeth Cady Stanton drafted the Declaration of Sentiments which was adopted at that Convention. Inducted, 1973.

Author Harriet Beecher Stowe’s best-selling antislavery book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, was published in 1852 after the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. Inducted, 1986.

Harriet Strong rose from being penniless to becoming the leading grower of walnuts in the country. She pioneered in water irrigation and water storage techniques. Inducted, 2001.

The co-founder of the field of industrial engineering and the mother of twelve, Lillian Moller Gilbreth was a pioneer in industrial and organizational psychology. Inducted, 1995.

Annie Dodge Wauneka brought modern western medical practices, particularly cleanliness, to her people. She helped eradicate tuberculosis on the Navajo Reservation and reduced infant mortality. Inducted, 2000.

the first woman of color elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, Patsy Mink worked to eradicate the gender and racial discrimination that she had experienced and was the major force behind the passage of Title IX. Inducted, 2003.

First Lady Betty Ford saved countless lives through her public admission of her alcohol and prescription drug addiction and her openness about her breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Inducted, 2013.

Coretta Scott King helped ignite the civil rights movement, in partnership with her husband. King spent the four decades after the death of her husband advancing social programs, peace and justice around the world. Inducted, 2011.

Dolores Huerta is one of the 20th century's most powerful and respected labor movement leaders. She raised her own eleven children while co-founding the United Farm Workers.

The new home for the Hall is the Seneca Knitting Mill which will become the Center for Great Women. Hear inductees talk about preserving the stories of women and celebrating their accomplishments.

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Media: Library of Congress, National Women’s Hall of Fame, Alvarado Construction, Inc.
Video courtesy of Gilbane Company

Content:
Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America, HarperCollins, www.herstoryatimeline.com
National Women’s Hall of Fame, Seneca Falls, New York, www.greatwomen.org

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