JUNE 11: TODAY'S INSPIRING WOMEN
Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress, was born today in 1880.
Singer/pianist Hazel Scott was the first African American woman to have her own TV show in 1920. She was born today in 1920.
African American students Vivian Malone and James Hood, accompanied by U.S. Deputy Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach attempted to register at the University of Alabama today in 1963. Governor George Wallace bodily blocked their entrance. Vivian Malone became the first black graduate of the University.