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Montgomery, Alabama

Pictures by QT Luong

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Montgomery is the capital of Alabama, notable for its Civil War and Civil Rights Movement history. Montgomery was the first capital of the Confederacy. Jefferson Davis took the oath of office as president of the Confederacy on the steps of the Capitol in 1862. From that spot, one can gaze on the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Church where Martin Luther King, Jr. began his career as a minister. Montgomery became a primary site of the Civil Rights Movement, after Rosa Parks was arrested in 1955 for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man. A boycott of the city bus system eventually resulted in the one of the first victories of the US civil rights movement, after the Supreme Court ruled that Alabama racial segragation laws for buses were unconstitutional.

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Alabama Capitol and street. Montgomery, Alabama, USA ( color) State Capitol and stairs. Montgomery, Alabama, USA ( color) Dome of the state capitol from inside. Montgomery, Alabama, USA ( color) Paintings illustrating the state history below the dome of the capitol. Montgomery, Alabama, USA ( color) Freestanding circular stairway, state capitol. Montgomery, Alabama, USA ( color) State department of archives and history. Montgomery, Alabama, USA ( color) First White House of the Confederacy. Montgomery, Alabama, USA ( color) Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. Montgomery, Alabama, USA ( color) Table with names of 40 people who gave lives for racial equity, Civil Rights Memorial. Montgomery, Alabama, USA ( color) Civil Rights Memorial, Southern Poverty and Law Center. Montgomery, Alabama, USA ( color) Names of people killed during Civil Rights movement and quote in Martin Luther King speech. Montgomery, Alabama, USA ( color) Table with date of Martin Luther King assassination and wall with biblical quote. Montgomery, Alabama, USA ( color) Hand touching the letters Martin Luther King in flowing water. Montgomery, Alabama, USA ( color) Inside the Civil Rights Memorial. Montgomery, Alabama, USA ( color) Buildings in Old Alabama Town. Montgomery, Alabama, USA ( color) House with porch all around. Montgomery, Alabama, USA ( color)
There are 16 color pictures on this page out of 29 color pictures of Montgomery.

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