Now in its sixth year, the Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame is carrying on its powerful tradition of celebrating women who have had a lasting impact throughout the course of Arkansas history.
The annual induction ceremony is set for Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock, where the AWHOF will celebrate eight new inductees in its 2020 class, including two posthumous honorees and one organization.
"We are pleased to add these Arkansas women to the ranks of past inductees whose leadership and achievements have opened doors and broken down barriers for the future generations that follow behind them," said Anna Beth Gorman, chair of the AWHOF Board, which is comprised of members from across the state.
This year's inductees are:
- Dr. Margaret Louise Sirman Clark
- Cynthia L. Conger
- Dorothy Morris
- Carolyn Pollan
- Amy Rossi
- Mary Brown "Brownie" Williams Ledbetter (1932-2010)
- Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915-1973)
- Hispanic Women's Organization of Arkansas