Official Symbols and Emblems of Alabama

Official Alabama State Creed


In 1953 the state legislature approved Act no. 244, adopting the Alabamian's Creed, as Alabama's Creed. The Alabamian's creed was written by Mrs. H.P. Thetford, Birmingham, Alabama. 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.


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.


Acts of Alabama, July 29, 1953.



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Updated: February 6, 2014