Birmingham native and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore became the first two women admitted to Augusta National. Sports Illustrated columnist Michael Rosenberg: "This had to happen on Augusta's terms, the Augusta way."
Oak Mountain State Park in May will be the host site for an event that's expected to bring more than 450 world-class athletes to Pelham. Many of them will compete May 19 in the 2012 International Triathlon Union's Cross Triathlon World Championship, which is being held in the United States for the first time. ITU's inaugural Cross Tri World Championship was held last year in Extremadura, Spain.
Cheaha State Park, Alabama. This walk way makes it possible for everyone to be able to make it out to Bald Rock for the amazing view. Great views from the park's restaurant as well and fab spot to watch a sunset.
First and only female Director of the Alabama Department of Archives and History. She served for over three decades. She authored numerous books on Alabama History and served as an advisor for the Federal Writers' Project for the history of the state. She was the organizer of the Southern Anti-Suffrage Association. The organization's platform was based on a States' rights to decide if women should be allowed to vote.
Maud Mclure Kelly was the first woman to practice law in Alabama. As a woman practicing law in the South, she gained the distinction of being the first among her peers to plead a case before the United States Supreme Court.
On June 1, 1976, Alabama native Fran McKee became the first woman unrestricted line officer to become a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. She earned a doctorate in Public Administration (honoris causa) from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy/University, and was one of the first two women to graduate from the Naval War College. Her military awards included the Legion of Merit with Gold Star, Meritorious Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star.