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Alabama Women's Hall of Fame

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  • Kathryn Tucker Windham (1918 - 2011)
    , Radio Personality. Best known for her collections of Southern ghost stories, she began her career as a pioneering female journalist for two Alabama newspapers in Montgomery and Birmingham and later g...
  • Hattie Hooker Wilkins (1875 - 1949)
    Advocate for Women's suffrage. First woman elected to public office in Alabama. Served in Alabama State legislature. Inducted into Alabama Women's Hall of FameHooker Wilkins (1875-1949) was the first w...
  • Maria Howard Weedon (1846 - 1905)
    Howard Weeden (July 6, 1846 – April 12, 1905), who signed her work and published as Howard Weeden, was an American artist and poet based in Huntsville, Alabama. After the American Civil War, she began ...
  • Lella Warren (1899 - 1982)
    Warren (March 22, 1899 – 1982) was a novelist and short story writer who is best known for her historical novel Foundation Stone chronicling the life of Alabama settlers in the 19th century. She was in...
  • Ruby Pickens Tartt (1880 - 1974)
    of the foremost chroniclers of folklore, folk music, and slave narratives in rural Alabama, Ruby Pickens Tartt (1880-1974) helped to fill the manuscript and music collections of the Library of Congress...

Alabama Women's Hall of Fame

The Alabama Women's Hall of Fame honors the achievements of women associated with the U.S. state of Alabama. Established in 1970, the first women were inducted the following year. The museum is located in Bean Hall on the campus of Judson College in Marion, Alabama. It became a state agency in 1975 by an act of the Alabama Legislature. The organization is governed by an eleven member board. They are elected to three-year terms with a minimum of one board member from the fields of art, business, community service, education, law, medicine, politics, religion, and science. In addition to the board, the President of Judson College and Governor of Alabama both serve as voting members.