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Alabama is widely known as the "Heart of Dixie," and this region is the heart of Alabama, in a number of ways. Geographically, of course, it takes up the middle portion of the state; but it also remains the heart of Alabama in matters of population, politics, finance, industry, and culture.
Birmingham, the state's largest city and the center of its industry, is located in this region; as is Montgomery, the state capital, and the two university towns of Tuscaloosa (University of Alabama) and Auburn (Auburn University). Birmingham lies close to the southernmost outliers of the Appalachians, close to important sources of iron ore and coal. It became one of the country's largest steel producers, and by far the largest in the South. Today, it is a modern metropolis of more than a million people.
Montgomery, a hundred miles to the south, has long played an important role in history. This was the first capital of the Confederacy, after seven Deep South states seceded in 1861. It was also the center of Civil Rights battles a hundred years later...most notably the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which resulted in the first desegregation of facilities in the Jim Crow South. Montgomery today is an important center of industry, including automobile manufacturing, as well as serving as the state capital.
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Jan 16, 2017 4:27 am
Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne has reportedly accpeted the same position at the University of Alabama with a decision coming as soon as Monday.
Jan 16, 2017 4:06 am
Inside Birmingham's historic 16th Street Baptist Church, history unfolded once again Sunday.
Jan 16, 2017 3:43 am
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch delivered her final speech as attorney general in Birmingham at 16th Street Baptist Church. Lynch did not mention Trump by name, but said she has heard people'...
Jan 16, 2017 3:02 am
Bill Battle announced Sunday night that he is retiring as Alabama's Director of Athletics.
Jan 16, 2017 1:06 am
Thousands of people showed up in freezing temperatures on Sunday in Michigan to hear Sen. Bernie Sanders denounce Republican efforts to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, one of ...
Jan 16, 2017 12:56 am
PBS is waiting, but not quietly, to see what the Trump administration's impact on public broadcasting and its federal funding may be, PBS chief executive Paula Kerger said.
Jan 15, 2017 9:20 pm
Our stretch of unseasonably warm temperatures will continue for several more days.
Jan 15, 2017 8:36 pm
Three Democratic congressional representatives are asking state lawmakers to act to remove a statue of former Nevada senator from the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall, alleging that he left a &quo...
Jan 15, 2017 8:26 pm
Reaction to news that the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was closing after 146 years - from saddened celebrities to elated animal rights advocates - flew as fast as a flying trapeze.
Jan 15, 2017 6:15 pm
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch will deliver her final speech as attorney general at a Birmingham church that was the site of one of the most violent attacks of the civil rights movement.
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