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Birmingham, Alabama

 
Birmingham, Alabama
 
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Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama. One in four people who live in Alabama live in or around Birmingham. It was founded in 1871 by real estate developers who sold land lots near the planned junction of the Alabama and Chattanooga Railroad and the North South Railroad. The city was named after Birmingham, England.

Birmingham would soon become a major coal producing center because of the abundance of coal, iron ore and limestone in the region and would earn the nickname "Pittsburgh of the South." In the 1950s and 1960s, Birmingham found itself in the middle of America’s Civil Rights struggles. In 1963, four African-American girls were killed by a bomb planted at Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church. According to Dr. Martin Luther King, it was "one of the most vicious and tragic crimes ever perpetrated against humanity."

Today, Birmingham is the cultural and entertainment capital of Alabama. The city is home to the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, one of the top movie festivals in the nation.

 

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