Seneca Falls, N.Y. — The National Women’s Hall of Fame will add 10 inductees this weekend while also celebrating the 100th anniversary of women securing the right to vote in New York.
The Seneca Falls hall in upstate New York, the site of the first women’s rights convention in 1848, has inducted a new class of exemplary women every two years beginning in 1973.
Three of this year’s inductees will be honored posthumously, including “A Raisin in the Sun” playwright Lorraine Hansberry, who died in 1965, and former Connecticut Congresswoman Clare Boothe Luce, who died in 1987. The geneticist and cancer researcher Janet Rowley, who died in 2013, will also be honored.
The living inductees will include autism and livestock advocate Temple Grandin, philanthropist and makeup entrepreneur Victoria Jackson, film studio executive Sherry Lansing, actress Aimee Mullins, three-star Marine Gen. Carol Mutter and chef Alice Waters. The event will also honor Matilda Raffa Cuomo, wife of the late New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, who’s being honored for her work supporting children’s rights and mentoring.
All seven living inductees are expected to speak at Saturday’s induction ceremony.
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