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5 Fun Facts About November 12 In Alabama History

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1. In 1945, the Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Georgia Bulldogs 35-0 on November 12th to clinch the Southeastern Conference title. This marked their third straight conference championship and helped cement their status as one of college football's most dominant teams of the era.

2. On November 12, 1955, the landmark civil rights case, NAACP v. Alabama was argued before the Supreme Court. The case challenged Alabama's efforts to force the NAACP to reveal its membership list, which the organization argued would put its members at risk of reprisals and harassment.

3. On November 12, 1963, civil rights leader and future Congressman John Lewis was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama during a sit-in protest at a segregated department store. Lewis was jailed for several days and his arrest helped draw attention to the ongoing struggle for civil rights in the South.

4. Alabama's first Black lieutenant governor, Lucius T. Perry, was elected to office on November 12, 1990. Perry, who had previously served as a state senator, won a historic election that paved the way for greater political representation for African Americans in Alabama.

5. On November 12, 2011, the Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the LSU Tigers 9-6 in what has been called the "Game of the Century." The hard-fought victory helped the Tide secure their place in the BCS National Championship game, which they went on to win, cementing their status as one of the most dominant teams in college football history.
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