Awarded: April 2000
(b. March 25, 1934)
Gloria Steinem cofounded Ms. magazine, the first national museum run by women, the National Women’s Political Caucus and the Coalition of Labor Union Women. As a journalist, she covered stories about workers and the rights of minority groups and attended demonstrations in support of their causes. An activist, she worked for legalized abortion, equal pay for equal work and passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. She has received numerous awards and honors, including the Penney-Missouri Journalism Award. She was named Woman of the Year by McCalls magazine and inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.