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Montgomery's location, ninety miles south of Birmingham and 160 west of Atlanta, made it a natural political center for the plantation elite, and led to its adoption as state capital in 1846 and temporary capital of the Confederacy fifteen years later. Despite its monumental downtown buildings, Montgomery is strangely quiet. Most neighbourhoods are either exclusively white or totally black; integration sadly does not appear to be on the social agenda in the city that saw the first successful mass civil rights activity in 1955–56.
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Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park

Inspired by the English countryside, this 250-acre park features the Shakespeare Garden, which contains plants mentioned in the Bard's works. In addition, the ...

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