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Official Alabama State Creed
The Alabamian's Creed was written by Mrs. H. P. Thetford of Birmingham. The creed was adopted by the Board and Council of the Alabama Federations of Women's Clubs who in turn recommended it for adoption by the state legislature. In 1953 the state adopted it as Alabama's Creed.
I believe in Alabama, a state dedicated to a faith in God and the enlightenment of mankind; to a democracy that safeguards the liberties of each citizen and to the conservation of her youth, her ideals, and her soil. I believe it is my duty to obey her laws, to respect her flag and to be alert to her needs and generous in my efforts to foster her advancement within the statehood of the world.
Act 53-244, Acts of Alabama, July 29, 1953.
Updated: January 22, 2010