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COPY-2 educators chosen for Ala. Women's Hall of Fame

Associated Press - January 7, 2011 6:04 AM ET

MARION, Ala. (AP) - Two innovative educators, Evelyn Daniel Anderson and Ada Ruth Stovall, will be inducted into the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame at Judson College in Marion on March 10.

The hall of fame announced the inductions Thursday.

Anderson was a paraplegic who began teaching art unofficially at Greensboro High in 1948 because state law prohibited hiring handicapped teachers. She inspired a new law and became the first handicapped professional hired by Alabama public schools in 1954. She taught English and Spanish and served as a guidance counselor.

Stovall taught vocational home economics in Butler, Reform and Opelika. She served as the state supervisor of vocational home economics at the state Department of Education for 22 years, and she edited eight books entitled "The Favorite Recipes of Alabama Vocational Home Economics Teachers."

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