MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama has become the 49th US state to officially recognize the Ottoman-era killings and deportations of Armenians as genocide.
Kay Ivey, governor of the State of Alabama, proclaimed April 2019 as Genocide Awareness Month.
“We welcome this proclamation by Governor Ivey, making Alabama the 49th state in the union to officially re-affirm this international crime against humanity,” said Armenian National Committee of America-Eastern Region Board Chairman Steve Mesrobian.
“This proclamation serves as a powerful reminder that truth about genocides should never be held hostage to the denial of its perpetrators and those who continue to profit from that crime.”
Thus, all US states except Mississippi have recognized the Armenian Genocide.