Forged in fire: honoring the late Judge Helen Shores Lee

Birmingham, Alabama,Forged in fire: Honoring the late Judge Helen Shores Lee
Helen Shores Lee. Photo via Samford University Alumni Association

The symbol of Birmingham is a figure made of iron and forged in fire. The same epithet applies to the late Helen Shores Lee. The daughter of prominent civil rights attorney Arthur Shores, Lee became the first African-American woman to serve as judge on the Jefferson County Circuit Court. She passed away on July 2, 2018. She was 77.

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