Temple Grandin Named To Women’s Hall Of Fame
Autism self-advocate Temple Grandin is one of 10 notables who will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame later this year.
The Seneca Falls, N.Y. organization, which recognizes “women who have changed the course and culture of the United States across the fields of arts, athletics, business, education, government, humanities, philanthropy and science” said this month that Grandin will be among its 2017 inductees.
Grandin was selected for her work as an autism advocate and as an animal scientist who has transformed the way that livestock are handled.
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In addition to Grandin, this year’s inductees include former New York First Lady Matilda Raffa Cuomo, “A Raisin in the Sun” author Lorraine Hansberry and the former head of 20th Century Fox and Paramount Pictures Sherry Lansing, among others.
“We are pleased to add 10 American women to the ranks of inductees whose leadership and achievements have changed the course of American history,” said Betty M. Bayer, co-president of the National Women’s Hall of Fame and a professor of women’s studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Madeleine Albright, Louisa May Alcott, Susan B. Anthony, Lucille Ball, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and Julia Child are among the 266 women previously inducted into the hall.
Grandin and this year’s other honorees will be celebrated at an event in September.