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State Christmas Tree Coming to Alabama Capitol

The state Christmas tree graces the front entrance to the Alabama Capitol in Montgomery, Ala., Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. The current capitol building once served as the Confederate Capitol while Montgomery served as the first political capital of the Confederate States of America in 1861, before being moved to Richmond, Virginia. Meeting in the Senate Chamber, the Provisional Constitution of…

Alabama’s Poor People Campaign Rally Outside Capitol

For the fifth time in as many weeks, the Alabama Poor People’s Campaign rallied for their cause- being a voice for the less unfortunate. This time, the focus was on affordable housing, livable wages and a better education. “We are the richest country in the world and there’s a high rate of poverty,” organizer Joe Keffer said.  “Some of the poorest…

Former Alabama Gov. Albert Brewer dies

Albert Brewer taking the oath of office as governor of Alabama.Source: Enclyclopedia of AlabamaFormer Alabama Governor Albert Brewer has died. He was 87. There were no immediate details on his cause of death. Brewer served as Governor from 1968 to 1971. Brewer was the state’s 49th governor. He assumed the office after Gov. Lurleen Wallace lost her battle with cancer….