Alabama remains ground zero in the civil rights battle. Judge Callie Granade's January 2015 ruling finding Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage violated the equal protection and due process clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment carried on the tradition of strong female jurists in the state.
Being a female civil rights lawyer in Birmingham, I am proud to walk in the path cleared by so many courageous women, including Nina Miglionico. She was was one of the first female lawyers in Alabama. She fought tirelessly for segregation reform, equal rights for women, improvement of child labor conditions, and elimination of the poll tax. Her story is truly an inspiration.
Jenna Bedsole, another Birmingham lawyer, is making a film to recognize Nina Miglionico's extraordinary story. A recent al.com article discussed Jenna's efforts and need for funding to complete the project. Nina's story needs to be heard so that it can inspire others to stand up and speak out for what is right. Please help Jenna make sure that Nina's story is remembered.
Stand Up, Speak Out - The Nina Miglionico Story from Ted Speaker on Vimeo.