Governor Bob Riley has signed a resolution honoring the state’s first black lawmakers. The resolution, sponsored by Rep. Alvin Holmes of Montgomery, says black Alabama residents played an integral part in the Legislature from 1868 to 1878. There were 33 black lawmakers in the Legislature at the height of Reconstruction in 1874. The Governor signed the resolution on April 7th in the Old House Chamber. The names of the black Legislators will be placed on plaques that will be displayed in the rotunda, on the grounds outside the Capitol and inside the entrance to the Alabama Statehouse. In my opinion, this is a good thing and long overdue. Few Alabamians know every much about the role played by these black Legislators in our state’s history.
Source: Associated Press
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