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Alabama State Capitol Tours

User Image usaamakaweesa Posted: Feb 18, 2018 11:37 AM (UTC)
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This building behind me is a testament to just how long the arc of the moral universe really is, and also to the men and women who have constantly strived to bend that arc toward justice.

It was here #OnThisDay in 1861 that the Inaugural Parade for Jefferson Davis' swearing in ceremony as the first and thankfully only President of the Confederate States of America took place. BUT ...But it was also here, in the space of just over a century later, where a crowd of more than 25,000 marchers arrived on these very same steps from Selma to demand an end to the practices that had prevented black people from exercising their right to vote ever since emancipation from slavery.

The tired yet jubilant marchers who gathered on that day would go on to hear Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his now iconic speech, "How Long, not long." Reminding the marchers that while "The arc of the moral universe is long, it bends toward justice." But here's the thing everyone, just as the people on that day showed us - it doesn't just bend on its own, it bends because we put our hands on that arc and we bend it in the direction of justice. And in all honesty that's how change really happens. It always starts with you.
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User Image katconner7 Posted: Feb 17, 2018 1:18 AM (UTC)
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Capitol twins.. I hope it inspired her to do big things 💗💁🏼‍♀️ #fieldtrip #statecapital #elle #minime #whatlikeitshard ⚖️🇺🇸👏🏻
User Image jetwaytoheaven Posted: Feb 16, 2018 7:05 AM (UTC)
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One of the capitols I was most interested in revisiting was Montgomery, the more I visit the more I appreciate how truly unique this one is

From the outside one of the first things you'll notice is the Avenue of Flags which is a large semicircle where the flag of each state flies. Look closer and underneath each flag is a stone native to that state with state name. Unfortunately it's something you'll have to see for yourself, the area is too big to be captured either by video or photos

Walking in though, it doesn't feel like you're walking into a capitol at all but just a really large house. If Baton Rouge is the capitol that most feel like an office building, this is the one that feels the most casual. Adding to that personal feel, Alan the security guard actually somehow remembered me from my last visit a few months ago

Just as last time, there were no tours except for a large school group, but this time I learned from my mistake and did not join, but luckily I still remembered my way around

Overall I can't recommend this capitol enough, but it's best visited after you've visited a few others so you can appreciate how big of a change this one is. Just bear in mind "The South" let's call it looms large in this one with a gigantic Confederate Monument on the grounds, a statue of Jefferson Davis near the entrance and several nods to the Wallace family within

10 down.

40 to go.

319 days.
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Congratulations to Katherine for receiving an Honorable Mention in the 2018 State Superintendent’s Visual Arts Exhibit. #btwmagnet #btwmagnethigh

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