Alabama became the 22nd state of America
Over 150,000 slaves brought into Alabama
Reached a population of 300.000 people (there were only 10.000 in 1810)
Civil War began; Alabama became fourth state to secede from Union
jails were segregated
toilets, hotels and restaurants were segregated
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"
Martin Luther King and 3200 activists marched from Selma to Mongomery prostesting votiing restrictions on Black Americans.
State population= 3,444,165:
White population= 2,533,831
African-American population= 903,467;
State population: 4.447.100
Hurricane Katrina caused major damages along coastal areas - 1.833 death