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Jimmie Lee Jackson >>> 42 years later, the trooper who shot him was indicted. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 6 months in jail.

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Jimmie Lee Jackson was a young, unarmed civil rights protestor who was shot by an Alabama State Trooper in 1965. Jackson’s death inspired the Selma to Montgomery marches, an important event in the American Civil Rights movement.

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These people were murdered during the Selma voting rights campaign of 1965. Jimmie Lee Jackson, Viola Liuzzo, James Reeb and Jonathan Daniels represent the dozens of documented cases of American citizens who were attacked and killed for seeking to vote or helping others to vote. This is serious. Take the time today to exercise your right. It was not given freely. It was hard fought and deserves respect. #vote via Ava DuVernay's instgram @ directher

Jimmie Lee Jackson (1938 - 1965) was a civil rights protestor who was shot and killed by Alabama State Trooper James Bonard Fowler in 1965. Jackson was unarmed and attempting to protect his mother from police brutality. His death inspired the Selma to Montgomery marches, an important event in the American Civil Rights movement. He was 26 years old. — in Selma, AL.

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Jimmie Lee Jackson (December 16, 1938 – February 26, 1965)was a civil rights activist in Marion, Alabama, and a deacon in the Baptist church. On February 18, 1965, while participating in a peaceful voting rights march in his city, he was beaten by troopers and shot by Alabama State Trooper James Bonard Fowler. Jackson was unarmed and died eight days later in the hospital.

1965 February 26, 1965 · Marion, Alabama Jimmie Lee Jackson was beaten and shot by state troopers as he tried to protect his grandfather and mother from a trooper attack on civil rights marchers. His death led to the Selma-Montgomery march and the eventual passage of the Voting Rights Act.

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Jimmie Lee Jackson's funeral, Marion AL. The young Jackson was slain by the Klan, who incited him by beating his mother. Jackson was murdered while trying to defend her in February of 1965.

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Jimmie Lee Jackson: The Death That Gave Life to Voting Rights

Jimmie Lee Jackson: The Death That Gave Life to Voting Rights | Peter J. Ognibene

45 years after the crime, James Bonard Fowler pled guilty to the second-degree manslaughter of Jimmie Lee Jackson and was sentenced to 6 months in jail. Perry County commissioner, Albert Turner Jr, called the agreement “a slap in the face of the people of this county.” Fowler was released early aft...45 years after the crime, James Bonard Fowler pled guilty to the second-degree manslaughter of Jimmie Lee Jackson and was sentenced to 6 months in jail. Perry County commissioner, Albert…

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The funeral of Jimmie Lee Jackson, slain by the Klan while defending his mother from a beating. The Klan did this deliberately, to incite a reaction so they could kill Jackson.

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Jimmie Lee Jackson was killed by Alabama state troopers in a cafe, defending his Mother and Grandmother. His death inspired the March on Washington.

Hugh Stewart, a veteran of “Bloody Sunday,” remembers Jimmie Lee Jackson in Marion, Alabama. (Photo: Ari Berman)

Long-awaited justice in cop's killing of Jimmie Lee Jackson, whose death helped spark Alabama civil rights marches

(Fom left) Viola Jackson, mother of Jimmie Lee Jackson, his cousin Rachel Thomas and grandfather Cager Lee arrive at the hospital in Selma, Ala., in 1965 to claim the body of the slain 26-year-old.

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Long-awaited justice in cop's killing of Jimmie Lee Jackson, whose death helped spark Alabama civil rights marches

Jimmie Lee Jackson was fatally shot by a state trooper at a civil rights protest on Feb. 18, 1965.

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Long-awaited justice in cop's killing of Jimmie Lee Jackson, whose death helped spark Alabama civil rights marches

Jimmie Lee Jackson was fatally shot by a state trooper at a civil rights protest on Feb. 18, 1965.

​November 15, 2010: Jimmie Lee Jackson's Murderer Is Sentenced

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The body of Jimmie Lee Jackson, 26, is removed from a Selma, Alabama hospital Feb. 26, 1965 after he

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The Selma Campaign: Martin Luther King Jr., Jimmie Lee Jackson, and the Defining Struggle of the Civil Rights Era (Paperback)

The Selma Campaign: Martin Luther King Jr., Jimmie Lee Jackson, and the Defining Struggle of the Civil Rights Era

Jimmie Lee Jackson's casket is carried into a church for funeral services on March 3, 1965, under a banner that reads "Racism Killed Our Brother." The death of 26-year-old Jimmie Lee Jackson galvanized civil rights leaders across the country. Just a few days after Jackson's funeral, civil rights activists marched from Selma to Montgomery, and the police brutality during that march, known as Bloody Sunday, ultimately led to the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

Selma, 1965: The Unforgettable Funeral of Jimmie Lee Jackson

The Unforgettable Funeral of Jimmie Lee Jackson. - Arnold recounts events in Marion and Selma, Alabama in the spring of 1965 when civil rights protester Jimmie Lee Jackson was beaten to death. Although shaken, fellow protesters including Jackson's parents refused to respond with hatred and revenge. http://www.plough.com/en/articles/2015/january/selma-1965-jimmie-lee-jacksons-funeral

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