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  • Great Migration From Alabama

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

    U.S. Army major general Benjamin H. Grierson's cavalry raid through Alabama in April 1865 was among the...
  • Hodges Meteorite Strike (Sylacauga Aerolite)

    On November 30, 1954, a meteorite crashed through the roof of a home in a then-unincorporated area near...
  • Iron Bowl

    College football is surely one of the defining aspects of southern culture, and few contests embody the ...
  • Knight v. State of Alabama

    Knight v. State of Al abama was a federal court case that lasted almost 30 years, challenging numerous policies...
  • Lafayette's Visit to Alabama

    In 1825, Alabama was honored by a visit from Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de...
  • Lee v. Macon County Board of Education

    Lee v. Macon County Board of Education is a pivotal civil rights...
  • Mitcham War

    The bloody episode in the early 1890s that came to be called the Mitcham War was prompted by complex...
  • Mobile Bread Riot

    The Mobile Bread Riot, which occurred on September 4, 1863, during the Civil War, was the result of rising...
  • Mobile's Mardi Gras

    Mobile's Mardi Gras celebration was the first in America and remains an important part of Alabama's...

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