Alabama governor recounts 50 years of change

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Robert Bentley opened his State of the State speech by recalling that the eyes of the world were on Alabama 50 years ago because of the civil rights movement.

He recounted Tuesday night how a Birmingham bomb blast killed four little girls and African-American students were admitted to the University of Alabama over the objections of the governor.

He said Alabama is mindful of its turbulent past, but it's a different state today. He said Alabama's unemployment is at a four-year low, the state has recruited 26,000 jobs in the last two years, and Alabama will soon be home to a major aircraft assembly plant. He said: "Alabama is our sweet home."




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