Heart of Slavery
Cotton Cotton Cotton-Pickin' Cotton
Audemus jura nostra defendere (Defending Our White Power)
Dec 14, 1819 (52nd)
Redneck (pompous ingnoramus)
Wild Turkey Bottle
Share the moonshine
Alabama the state
Where America finds its whitest voices
Sweet Corn Alabama
Southern Man by Neil Young
Other Notable Symbols
Mammal: Rocking Horse
Beverage: Moonshine Whiskey
Helen Keller, famous for her many unfortunate disabilities, including being born in Alabama, grew up to be a socialist and activist. Her early life story is depicted in It's a Miracle They Didn't Just Kill Her which has been presented as a play, movie, TV series, and on the backs of a a number of breakfast cereal boxes,
George Washington Carver was a scientist and inventor who was born in Missouri, but went to school at Tuskegee, so we guess they can claim him. He invented the peanut, and taught people how to make the delicious peanut butter & jelly sandwich. He also built for himself a robotic assistant which he dubbed The Pean-O-Tron.
There is a Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery. This is a chief source of annoyance for many Alabamians.
Same-sex sexual activity was illegal in Alabama until the U.S. Supreme Court finally struck down all anti-sodomy laws in 2003. In 2006 the state passed an amendment to its constitution banning both same-sex marriage and civil union. Essentially, you can have all the gay sex you want in Alabama, as long as it's not part of a committed, long-term relationship. (We suggest hanging out by the docks in Mobile near where the USS Alabama is berthed.)
The Alabama Air National Guard will accept just about anybody. One famous member didn't even show up for most of his service, and no one seemed to mind.