More than two decades after her tragic death, Selena Quintanilla remains as influential as ever. Selena, a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, will be among five women inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame. Established in 1984, the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame honors women who have made “significant achievements in the arts, education, leadership, health and business.”
Selena will join other previously-inducted Tejanas such as Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, pro basketball legend Sheryl Swoopes as well as astronauts Sally Ride and Mae Jemison.
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“Selena’s story transcends cultural differences and continues to inspire people around the world. She is remembered as an icon for her musical accomplishments as wall as for the joy that the memory of her charismatic personality continues to bring to her fans,” said a press release from The Texas Governor’s Commission for Women.