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Serena Williams headlines upcoming class of National Women’s Hall of Fame inductees

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The National Women’s Hall of Fame has announced its 2024 class of inductees, a diverse group of distinguished American women who have made significant contributions in various fields.

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This year’s inductees include notable figures such as tennis champion Serena Williams, civil rights icon Ruby Bridges, pioneering ophthalmologist Patricia Bath, and critical race theorist Kimberlé Crenshaw, among others. These women will join the ranks of the 302 previous Hall inductees and will be celebrated at the 31st Induction Ceremony in March 2024 during Women’s History Month in New York City. For the first time in its history, the National Women’s Hall of Fame will broadcast the ceremony nationally on primetime television.

Jennifer Gabriel, CEO of the National Women’s Hall of Fame, highlighted the inductees as changemakers and inspirations for future generations. The 2024 class includes scientists, activists, performers, and athletes whose achievements have significantly impacted society and advanced gender equality. The decision to broadcast the event nationally is seen as a move to amplify the accomplishments of these women and promote gender equality across the country.

The inductees are nominated by the public and selected by an independent committee of experts. The 2024 class is notable for its members who have broken barriers and challenged the status quo. Among them are Elouise Cobell, a Blackfeet Nation entrepreneur and advocate; Peggy McIntosh, known for her work on white privilege; Judith Plaskow, the first Jewish feminist theologian; and Sandy Stone, a founder of transgender studies.

The Hall of Fame ceremony is expected to be a historic event, amplifying the voices of women and sharing their inspirational stories nationwide. More information about the inductees and the event can be found on the National Women’s Hall of Fame website.