Nancy Pelosi, as US Representative of California and House Minority Leader, together with the Democratic leadership, Washington DC on Sept. 30. (AP)
SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - Nine women including House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi have been inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in western New York.
The hall's deputy director, Amanda Bishop, says about 700 people gathered Saturday to watch the induction ceremony of the five living and four deceased women.
The ceremony took place in Seneca Falls, the western New York village where the first known women's rights convention was held in 1848.
Other members of the class of 2013 are the late former first lady Betty Ford; jockey Julie Krone; "Sexual Politics" author Kate Millett; midwife Ina May Gaskin; Maryknoll Sisters founder Mother Mary Joseph Rogers; monetary scholar Anna Jacobson Schwartz; and 19th-century educator Emma Hart Willard.
Bishop says the ceremony's purpose is to share the stories of great women and inspire future generations.
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