Although Alabama continues to reside in the lower segment nationally in many significant social and economic rankings, there has been improvement in some areas, particularly in ethnic relations, including the integration of schools and the election of African Americans to political offices.
They ordered a drink as Ryan waited for the perfect moment. Jessica was completely unaware that Ryan was about to propose and she spoiled the moment by telling Ryan she needed to find a restroom. On their way to dinner, Ryan found a secluded spot under the stars and asked Jessica to be his wife.
Fiercely independent and resistant to outsiders, a portion of the state's white population enslaved a population nearly its own size to promote plantation cotton cultivation and became fabulously wealthy in the process.
The arrogance of that wealth factored into the decision to secede from the Union in 1861, with disastrous consequences.
Clockwise, from top: skyline of Birmingham City Centre from the south, Birmingham Town Hall, St Martin's church and Selfridges department store in the Bull Ring, the University of Birmingham, St Philip's Cathedral, the Library of Birmingham.) is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England standing on the small River Rea.
It is the largest and most populous British city outside London, with a population of 1,101,360 in 2014.