Spent an interesting day exploring Montgomery, Alabama - once the capital of the confederacy, but probably better known as the home of Rosa Parks, Dr Martin Luther King Jr and the civil rights movement. After a full day visiting various historic sites, I am still not certain what Alabama’s position is on the country’s history of slavery or civil rights generally. On the one hand, there are a number of sites which recognise and remember the many black Americans mistreated and/or killed because of their colour. On the other hand, there is a memorial to Jefferson Davis (the only President of the confederacy) at the State Capitol Building as well as a prominent mural of a Native American leader surrendering to Andrew Jackson. Have you been to Montgomery? What are your thoughts?
📷 Adding the Alabama State Capitol Building in Montgomery to my collection of Capitol Buildings.