Alabama’s First Woman Lawyer and a Pioneering Political Activist, Maud McLure Kelly
Posted on Friday October 30, 2020
Maud McLure Kelly (1887-1973) was Alabama's first woman lawyer and a pioneering political activist and archivist. From an early age, Kelly was fascinated with law, and after the family moved to Birmingham in 1905, she read law in her father's office. Two years later, Kelly entered the University of Alabama to study law formally. Although the school had opened its doors to women more than a decade earlier, Kelly was only its second female student.
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