Alabama 1819-today

Events

Alabama becomes a state

1819

Gold rush in eastern Alabama

1835 - 1836

Statepopulation

1840

White: 350.000
Slaves: 250.000

Alabama joins the American Civil War

1861 - 1865

Killing of black miners

1894 jul 14

Boll weevil

1919

Raised a statue for the insect that destroyed their main income

Oil discovered

1944

Martin Luther King Jr. arrested in a protest

1958 sep 5

Harper Lee wins the Pulitzer price "To kill a Mockingbird"

1961

Guy Hunt turns the state republican

1986

Strictest immigration law in U.S. passed

2011

Now

3 November 2017