Calhoun County native Maud McLure Kelly was Alabama’s first woman lawyer and a pioneering political activist and archivist. She entered the University of Alabama in 1907 to study law as the school’s second female student and in 1914 was admitted to the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court. An ardent suffragist, Kelly joined the Birmingham Equal Suffrage Association and lobbied to give women the right to vote. In 1943, she joined the Alabama Department of Archives and History.

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Encyclopedia of Alabama

Photos courtesy of: Alabama Department of Archives and History