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  • Decoration Day

    Decoration Day is an annual observance at many privately owned southern graveyards during which families...
  • Election Riots of 1874

    On November 3, 1874, during statewide elections in Alabama, deadly riots occurred in the Barbour County...
  • First Treaty of Washington (1805)

    The First Treaty of Washington, more formally known as the Treaty with the Creeks 1805, was an agreement...
  • Fort Mims Battle and Massacre

    On August 30, 1813, a force of about 700 Creek Indians destroyed Fort Mims, in present-day Baldwin County...
  • Freedom Rides

    The 1961 Freedom Rides were public bus trips undertaken by racially integrated groups through the Deep...
  • Frontiero v. Richardson

    There have been many landmark decisions handed down by federal courts in Alabama securing fundamental...
  • General Textile Strike of 1934

    On July 12, 1934, workers at the Dwight cotton textile mill in Gadsden, Etowah County, walked out. Two...
  • Governor's Election of 1892

    The Alabama governor's election of 1892 was one of the state's most corrupt electoral contests....
  • Great Depression in Alabama

    The Great Depression was a sustained, national economic recession that shaped the lives of all Alabamians....
  • Great Migration From Alabama

    In what came to be called the Great Migration, an estimated five and a half million African Americans...

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