It is significant how the place became one of the first where the first enslaved Africans was brought of a city who elected its first Black mayor in 2019.
Montgomery founded in 1819
Montgomery wasfounded in 1819, as two towns situated along the Alabama River. In 1861, Montgomery was selected as the first capital of the Confederate States of America.During the mid-20th century, Montgomery was a primary site in the Civil Rights Movement, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Selma to Montgomery marches.It became the state capital in 1846.
The Confederacy was originally formed by seven secessionist slave-holding states:South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas.
4,400 Black people killed
1877 - 1950
Montgomery is notorious for being a place where "more than 4,400 Black men, women and children were hanged, burned alive, shot, drowned and beaten to death by White mobs according to Montgomery's National Memorial for Peace and Justice.
The Montgomery bus boycott was a political and social protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery.
Selma to montgomery march
The marches were organized by nonviolent activists to demonstrate the desire of African American citizens to exercise their constitutional right to vote
Tood Strange is the fromer mayor of Montgomery, he has served since 2009.
First Black mayor in Montgomery
Steven Reed is the new mayor, he beat out David Woods on October 8 with 67 percentof the vote.