Paul Williams of Temptations born in Alabama. Listen to them sing "Ball of Confusion."Click on the honeybee.
Click horse to listen to a litte country rock. Listen to Alabama's "Mountain Music."
Listen to Alabama-born Nat King Cole sing "LOVE".Click on the dogs.
"I never thought we'd ever have a black president. President Obama has done such a tremendous job... He just has been unable to get what he needs to be moved at the level it should be moved."
~Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron born in Mobile, AL
“Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.”
lived in Birmingham, Alabama as a child with his grandmother.
Listen to Emmylou Harris, animal lover and angel to the animals, who was born in Birmingham, Alabama!
“A dog wags their tail with their heart.”
Some of The Most Famous People Born in Alabama.
The members of the group Commodores met as freshmen at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University). Click to hear "Sail On."
Date of statehood: December 14, 1819 (22nd state)
Origin of name: The state is named after the Alabama Indian tribe that inhabited western Alabama and eastern Mississippi until the early nineteenth century.
Territorial periods: 1798, Mississippi Territory created (included land that became Alabama); 1817, Alabama Territory created
Capital: Montgomery, since 1847
Population: Estimated 4,779,736 (2010 U.S. Census Bureau estimate)
Land area: 52,423 square miles
Alabama state bird: Yellowhammer
"I plan on staying at Alabama for the rest of my career. I guarantee that I'll be here for you through it all, regardless of what happens. "
September 11, 1913 – January 26, 1983
The best of the best! We still miss you, Bear!
The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope.
Jimmy Buffett says Alabama, Florida and Mississippi were his stomping grounds during his growing up. For now, his selections for favorite bars on Gulf Coast include two bars in Alabama: Bluegill in Spanish Fort and LuLu's in Gulf Shores.
Sam Phillips BornJanuary 5th 1923- 2003
DiedJuly 30, 2003 (aged 80) Memphis, TN
Musician, businessman, record executive, music producer, and disc jockey who played an important role in the emergence and development of rock and roll and rockabilly. Loved animals and had a talking parrot who was like a member of the family.
Alabama Week for the Animals 2020 dates to be moved to 2021 in accordance with COVID 19 precautions!
Helen Keller and her pit bull, Sir Thomas. Helen was born in Tuscumbia.
June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968.
Born Tuskegee, Activist
Born: February 4, 1913
Died: October 24, 2005
Courtney Cox with Hopper and Hardy.
Courteney Cox was born June 15, 1964 in Birmingham, Alabama.
Wilson Pickett born March 18, 1941
in Prattville, AL.
Alabama Music Hall of Fame
The Blind Boys of Alabama
are a five-time Grammy Award-winning gospel group who first sang together in 1939. The Blind Boys have toured for seven decades, and created an extensive discography.
From Alabama In 2016 the on-stage configuration of the group consists of eight people: four blind singers—Jimmy Carter, Ben Moore, Eric “Ricky” McKinnie, Paul Beasley - guitarist and musical director Joey Williams, and a keyboard player, a bass player, and a drummer.
The Blind Boys of Alabama sing mainly spiritually uplifting songs, as well as giving encouragement to those with disabilities.
Nicholas Lou Saban Jr. American football coach, who has been the head football coach at the University of Alabama since 2007.
Born: October 31, 1951
U.S. Space & Rocket Center - Huntsville, AL 35805
Born Feb 20, 1963 Leeds, AL
Coretta Scott King was an American author, activist, civil rights leader, and the wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. from 1953 until his death in 1968. Coretta Scott King helped lead the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.
Born: April 27, 1927 in Heiberger, AL
Hilary Hinton "Zig" Ziglar was an American author, salesman, and motivational speaker.
Born: November 6, 1926, Coffee County, Alabama, AL
Died: November 28, 2012, Plano, TX . He often said that the turning point in his career was when he became a born-again Christian in 1972 and began teaching “biblical principles,” though he did not necessarily label them as that in his presentations.
George Washington Carver inventor, friend of Einstein & Kellogg & Henry Ford, FDR.
Improved lives of farmers, Carver was leader, educator environmentalist, scientist, Tuskegee educator and Inventor...such a remarkable man, life!
In 1881, he founded the Tuskegee Institute, the renowned black school in Alabama .
"There are no traffic jams on the extra mile."