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Hattie Hooker Wilkins
Selma native Hattie Hooker Wilkins was the first woman elected to the Alabama State Legislature. She joined the 1923 Alabama House of Representatives as a Democrat, expressing the belief that ...
Music
Arthur Alexander
Florence native, rhythm and blues singer and songwriter Arthur Alexander played a significant role in the development of north Alabama’s Muscle Shoals music recording scene. In 1961, Alexander recorded “You ...
Music
Country Boy Eddie
Born Gordon Edwards Burns, Country Boy Eddie sold Garden Spot Seeds door to door at the age of 13 to buy his first fiddle. Eddie eventually found his way onto ...
Pre-20th Century
Cullman
The city of Cullman was founded by Bavarian native Johann Cullman in 1873, when he convinced 15 other German families in Ohio to move with him to new land he ...
Literature
Fannie Flagg
Birmingham, Alabama, native Fannie Flagg, who is best known for her novel Fried Green Tomatoes, had a long career as an actress and comedian before dedicating herself to writing. Published ...
Pre-20th Century
Confederacy Government in Montgomery
On February 4th, 1861, delegates from the seceded southern states convened in Montgomery, Alabama, to establish the Confederate States of America. Montgomery was selected as the Confederate capital, and the ...
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