WXXI AM News

Connections: Highlighting Black women of great achievement

Dec 10, 2020

The National Women's Hall of Fame is posthumously inducting six Black women of great achievement: suffragist Mary Church Terrell, singer Aretha Franklin, nurse Barbara Hillary, librarian Barbara Rose Johns Powell, medical research revolutionizer Henrietta Lacks, and author Toni Morrison.

The Hall will host a virtual induction event Thursday evening co-hosted by 2019 inductee Angela Davis and League of Women Voters President Dr. Deborah Turner. We preview the event and discuss the remarkable inductees. Our guests:

  • Natalie Rudd, program coordinator for the National Women's Hall of Fame
  • Alison Parker, biographer of Mary Church Terrell
  • Jeri Lacks, granddaughter of Henrietta Lacks