A journey towards technology

  • Montgomery becomes the capital

    Montgomery becomes the capital
    January 28: Montgomery is selected as capital of Alabama by the State Legislature on the 16th ballot. Montgomery won the final vote largely because of promises of Montgomery city leaders to provide $75,000 for a new capitol and the rise of the prominence of the Black Belt region of the state.
  • Joining the Confederacy

    Joining the Confederacy
    January 11: The Alabama Secession Convention passes an Ordinance of Secession, declaring Alabama a "Sovereign and Independent State." By a vote of 61-39, Alabama becomes the fourth state to secede from the Union.
  • Tuskegee Airmen

    Tuskegee Airmen
    1941 - Training of African-American military pilots, the "Tuskegee Airmen," underway.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    December 1: Rosa Parks, a black seamstress, is arrested for refusing to give up her seat for a boarding white passenger as required by Montgomery city ordinance.
  • Dr. King

    Dr. King
    March 21: Rev. Martin Luther King leads 3,200 marchers from Selma toward Montgomery in support of civil rights for black Americans
  • First Female Governor

    First Female Governor
    1967 - Lurleen Wallace inaugurated as state's first woman governor (died 1968).