The state of Alabama leaves, because they like having slaves. While Abraham Lincoln doesn’t. (President of the Union)
Civil war starts in North America.
Alabama joins the Confederate states of America
Robert Hardy Smith state that Alabama left the Union because of the right to own slaves. Which he believed to be a right written in the constitution.
One newspaper in Montgomery, believed slavery was a religious institution.
Alabama makes their own constitution, which directly forbade slaves being free.
Alabama readmitted to Union
State flag adopted
University of Alabama won Rose Bowl
The Great Depression started
Conviction and death sentence by all-white jury of black youths, "Scottsboro Boys" caused international outrage
First oil well opened
An Alabama woman was bruised by a meteor.
Black seamstress, Rosa Parks, arrested for refusing to give seat on bus to white passenger; Montgomery Bus Boycott began; Parks named "mother of modern day civil rights movement"
Civil Rights targets bombed in Birmingham
Civil Rights targets bombed in Birmingham; four children killed in bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church; first African-American students register at University of Alabama
Legal segregation but some Jim Crow customs continued till they were challenged in court
Lurleen Wallace elected first woman governor in state
Heather Whitestone became first Miss America with a disability.
Bobby Frank Cherry convicted of murder for his part in 1963 bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church
Vonetta Flowers became first African American to win gold medal in Winter Olympics
Hurricane Katrina caused major damages along coastal areas
Gunman burned down own house
Killed 10 people
Most stringent immigration laws in U.S. passed in Alabama