Talk:Alabama (state song)

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This article was proposed for deletion December 2004. The discussion is archived at Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Alabama (song). Joyous 00:09, Jan 18, 2005 (UTC)

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The song “Alabama” is the state song for the state of

. It was first written as a poem by Julia Tutwiler,(1814-1916) an educator and woman’s rights activist for women educations reform in the state of Alabama in 1841. The song was written between the years 1868-1869, after a trip Tutwiler took to Germany where she was impressed by the patriotism that could be encouraged through song. The poem later being turned into a song by Edna Gockel-Gussen in 1917. Gockel was an Organist and choirmaster from Birmingham, Alabama. A state wide competition was held by the State Federation of Music Clubs, Gockel music was chosen for the song during the competition. In 1931 the bill to legislate the song was introduced by Hon Tyler Goodwyn and approved to be the official state song on March 9, 1931 by Governor B.M. Miller, a democratic politician born and raised in Alabama