Former US First Lady Michelle Obama will be inducted into the United States Women’s Hall of Fame along with eight other women, such as Indra Nooyi, former PepsiCo chief executive; Mia hmm, a football icon; And Catherine Johnson, a mathematician at the US space agency NASA who died last year.
The American Women’s Hall of Fame has announced its Class 2021 members, who will join on Monday, October 2.
Michelle and Barack Obama in 2017 image – Photo: REUTERS / Mike Theiler / File Photo
Others on the list are Octavia Butler, who died in 2006; Rebecca Halstead, who had a career of nearly three decades as a military man; Poet Joey Harjo; Artist Judy Chicago and activist Emily Howeld, who died in 1929 and taught ex-slaves to read and write in refugee settlements, where they worked during the Civil War.
The American Women’s Hall of Fame website stated, “Michelle Obama is one of the most influential and emblematic women of the 21st century.”
Former US First Lady Michelle Obama during her address on the first night of the Democratic National Convention in 2020 – Photo: Democratic National Convention via AP
The organization said it is closely monitoring the state of Kovid-19 in New York State and will carefully plan that the face-to-face portion of the inclusion ceremony weekend is safe for all participants.
Headquartered in Seneca Falls, New York, the American Women’s Hall of Fame is the nation’s oldest organization dedicated to honoring and celebrating the achievements of prominent American women.
See below a report on Michelle Obama’s memoir released in 2018:
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US First Lady Michelle Obama Shows Her Postal Vote In 2016 Election – Photo: AP