Academy of Honor

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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

Rights Museum.

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

and Science.

Smith is chairman of Royal Cup Coffee of Birmingham and a longtime

advocate for education reform in Alabama.

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