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Today is the day!

Four Iowa women to be honored.

Four women will be inducted into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame during a virtual ceremony on Nov. 6.

The 2021 honorees are the late Donna Reed, an Academy Award-winning actress who grew up in Denison; Roxann Ryan of Cresco, a former commissioner of the Iowa Department of Public Safety; Cornelia Clark of Grinnell, a nature photographer and book illustrator; and Jan Mitchell of Des Moines, an educator who was Iowa’s 1997 teacher of the year and 2019 recipient of the Iowa Latino Hall of Fame Robert D. Ray Award for Equity and Justice.

The 2021 ceremony will take place at 10 AM Central Time on Saturday, Nov. 6th, and can be viewed on the Iowa Department of Human Rights' Facebook page at


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