Alabama State Offices Close for Holiday Honoring Jeff Davis

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama state places of work will likely be closed Monday for a vacation marking the birthday of Accomplice President Jefferson Davis.

The day is certainly one of three Accomplice-related state holidays in Alabama. The state collectively observes Robert E. Lee Day with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January. Alabama marks Accomplice Memorial Day in April.

There have been varied efforts to abolish or change the title of Accomplice-related holidays, however none has been profitable.

Rep. Chris England, who can also be chairman of the Alabama Democratic Celebration, this yr proposed laws to take away Davis’ birthday as a state vacation and as an alternative name it. “State Worker Appreciation Day.” He additionally proposed abolishing Accomplice Memorial Day and as an alternative make Election Day a state vacation.

Neither invoice acquired a committee vote.

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