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Florida Calling For Nominations For Women's Hall Of Fame

A commission is asking for nominations for the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. The Hall honors women who significantly contribute to improving the lives of everyone living in the state.

The Florida Commission on the Status of Women reviews the nominations and recommends ten nominees to Gov. Rick Scott. The governor will then select up to three women to be inducted into the Women’s Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Capitol next March.

Last year’s inductees were Aleene Kidd MacKenzie, a women’s rights leader during the 1960s, Clara Frye, who founded an African-American hospital in the Tampa area during the 1920s, and Lillie Pierce Voss, a pioneer woman who grew up among the Seminole Indians. The commission will accept nominations until July 15.

Nomination forms are online at fcsw.net, by calling (850) 414-3300, or by writing to the Florida Commission on the Status of Women, Office of the Attorney General, PL-01, The Capitol, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050.