MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Educator and civil rights activist
Odessa Woolfolk of Birmingham is one of three new members inducted
into the Alabama Academy of Honor.
The academy honors 100 Alabama residents whose accomplishments
and service have greatly benefited the state.
Woolfolk served for 21 years as director of the Center for Urban
Affairs at UAB and was a leader in creating the Birmingham Civil
Also inducted into the academy Monday were philanthropist
Vaughan Inge Morrissette of Mobile and businessman William E. Smith
Jr. of Birmingham.
Morrissette has served on the foundation boards of the Alabama
Institute for the Deaf and Blind and the Alabama School of Mathematics
Smith is chairman of Royal Cup Coffee of Birmingham and a longtime
advocate for education reform in Alabama.