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5 Fun Facts About June 11 In Alabama History

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1. On June 11, 1963, Vivian Malone and James Hood became the first black students to enroll at the University of Alabama. Their enrollment was met with resistance from Governor George Wallace, who ultimately stood aside after President John F. Kennedy federalized the Alabama National Guard.

2. Alabama’s football legend, Ozzie Newsome, was born on June 11, 1956. Newsome played for the University of Alabama before becoming a Hall of Fame tight end for the Cleveland Browns. He later served as the general manager of the Baltimore Ravens for over two decades.

3. The Alabama legislature ratified the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which gave women the right to vote, on June 11, 1919. Alabama was the 22nd state to ratify the amendment, which was formally adopted into law on August 18, 1920.

4. The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was struck down by the Alabama state legislature on June 11, 1901. The amendment prohibited states from denying citizens the right to vote based on “race, color, or previous condition of servitude,” but Alabama’s decision to nullify the amendment was part of a broader effort across the South to disenfranchise African Americans.

5. The Alabama Constitutional Convention of 1868, which was tasked with rewriting the state’s constitution following the Civil War and the abolition of slavery, convened on June 11. The convention produced a constitution that extended civil and political rights to all Alabama citizens, regardless of race or color. However, the constitution was ultimately undermined by the rise of the Ku Klux Klan and the implementation of Jim Crow laws in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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