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Notable Women of Alabama

The accomplishments of Alabama women resonate across the state, the nation, and the world. Three famous women from the state have received the nation's highest civilian awards: Helen Keller, the Congressional Medal of Freedom; Rosa Parks, the Congressional Gold Medal; and Harper Lee, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Alabama women have broken barriers in the military, the law, education, and sports; influenced politics, institutions, and religion; and enriched lives through music, literature, and art.