Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame Announces Two Newest Inductees

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 8, 2005

One was an internationally-acclaimed blues and folk singer, and the other a leader in the Montgomery civil rights movement.

Both will be inducted into the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame on March 3.

Vera Hall (1902-1964), a native of Sumter County, Ala., gained national exposure for her stunning vocal performances in the 1930s.

Her contributions to the Folksong Archives of the Library of Congress are invaluable resources for both scholars and lovers of folk music.

Juliette Hampton Morgan (1914-1957) was a librarian in Montgomery who became a determined advocate for civil rights.

Her prolific writings on the subject contributed to the end of racial segregation in the state of Alabama.

The Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame was established at Judson College in Marion in 1970 to recognize women native to or identified closely with the state of Alabama who made significant contributions on a state, national or international scale within their chosen professions or through causes they promoted.

Patricia Barnes, founder of Sister Schubert’s Homemade Rolls, will be keynote speaker for the induction ceremony.

Barnes is being honored this year by the Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel in their “Year of Alabama Food” campaign.

She also serves on the board of directors for the AWHF.

Additional information is available at the AWHF website, awhf.org, or by calling Executive Secretary Connie Cook at 334.683.5184.