Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Jane Fonda and attorney Gloria Allred are being inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. They are among 10 members of the Class of 2019.
The other honorees are: Civil rights activist Angela Davis; Native American lawyer Sarah Deer; retired Air Force fighter pilot Nicole Malachowski; the late suffragist and cartoonist Rose O'Neill; New York Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, who died last year; composer Laurie Spiegel, and AIDS researcher Flossie Wong-Staal.
"We are pleased to add these American women to the ranks of inductees whose leadership and achievements have changed the course of American history," hall of fame President Betty Bayer said.
The formal induction ceremony will take place in September outside Seneca Falls, the upstate city considered the birthplace of women's rights where the hall is located.
The eight living and two deceased honorees will join 276 other women who've been inducted to date, including suffragists, sports and political figures, authors and entertainers. Those honored are nominated by the public and judged by a team of experts across the various fields.
More about this year's class:
—Gloria Allred has represented women in numerous high-profile and celebrity cases, including several women currently accusing singer R. Kelly of sexual abuse. In more than 40 years in practice, she has been honored for her work on behalf of marriage equality, LGBTQ civil rights and against the exclusion of women from private clubs.
— Angela Davis has been politically active for decades, including as a member of the Black Panther Party, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and Communist Party USA. More recently, she has been an outspoken supporter of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting Israel's treatment of Palestinians.
—Sarah Deer is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma and an activist for indigenous women. A lawyer and University of Kansas professor, her work on violence against Native American women has been recognized by the American Bar Association and the Department of Justice.
—Jane Fonda, an actress, author and political activist, has received Academy Awards, Golden Globes, a Primetime Emmy and the AFI Life Achievement Award.
—Col. Nicole Malachowski was the first woman to fly for the Air Force's elite Thunderbirds team.
—Rose O'Neill, who died in 1944, is the country's first published female cartoonist. She is the creator of the cherubic comic strip characters, Kewpies, and the popular Kewpie dolls.
—Louise Slaughter, a Kentucky coal miner's daughter, had represented her western New York district for 31 years when she died at age 88.
—Sonia Sotomayor was nominated to the nation's highest court by President Barack Obama in 2009.
—Laurie Spiegel's electronic music compositions have been used in the "Hunger Games" movies, museums and appear on NASA's "golden records," shipped out on the Voyager spacecrafts to offer future listeners a taste of Earth's life and culture.
—Flossie Wong-Staal was part of a team of scientists at the U.S. National Cancer Institute whose work was instrumental in proving HIV to be the cause of AIDS.