Gambling, we’re told, is part of the American tradition. From the lotteries of the American colonies to the riverboats and saloons of the Old West, America grew up on gambling. But is this true?
Though Christmas has been celebrated by Christians on December 25 since at least the 4th century, it did not become a federal holiday in the United States until President Ulysses S. Grant signed it into law in 1870.
Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. These words have come to signify an agenda, a modern day “Hunger Games” society in which there will be the haves, and the have-nots.
Many Alabamians spend their July in the company of family and friends by the lake, beach or pool, celebrating American Independence and counting down the days to football season. The summer of 1943 was a much different experience for Alabamian Hugh B. Miller.
On this day 247 years ago, the American colonies declared their independence from the British crown and furthered a great struggle for separation that lasted slightly over six years and resulted in the creation of a new American republic.
The Alabama Department of Archives and History is hosting a luncheon this week to hear about Alabama’s LGBTQ history.
Repeating history does not have to be our doom. We can repeat it by taking our cues from brave men and women who stood for freedom. We can repeat it by taking a stand against tyranny and fighting against the abuse of power.
The Alabama House of Representatives approved a resolution this week to officially recognize St. Patrick’s Day and individuals of Irish heritage in Alabama.
On an autumn day in 1970, former Crimson Tide football player and World War II veteran Charley Boswell miraculously scored a hole-in-one on the 17th course of the Vestavia Country Club. It just so happens that Boswell was blind.
Alabama’s largest metro area, Birmingham, was officially incorporated by the Alabama Legislature on this day in 1871.
On the afternoon of November 30, 1954, Ann Hodges laid down on her couch in Sylacauga to take a nap. She woke up that afternoon to a loud noise and a sharp pain in her upper thigh.
Today marks the 68th anniversary of the assassination of Albert Love Patterson, the Phenix City lawyer and Democratic candidate for Attorney General who vowed to root out crime and vice in East Alabama.