Jimmie Lee Jackson became part of the Civil Rights Movement as a young man. 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

Jimmie Lee Jackson became part of the Civil Rights Movement as a young man. 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

As we continue our coverage of the 50th anniversary of the historic Selma to Montgomery marches, we look at the civil rights martyrs who lost their lives in the fight to secure voting rights in Alabama. Between February and August of 1965, four civil rights activists were killed in Alabama: Jimmie Lee Jackson, Viola Liuzzo, Rev. James Reeb and Jonathan Daniels. As tens of thousands of people marked the 50th anniversary in Selma, Democracy Now! spoke to marchers who were honoring these civil…

As we continue our coverage of the 50th anniversary of the historic Selma to Montgomery marches, we look at the civil rights martyrs who lost their lives in the fight to secure voting rights in Alabama. Between February and August of 1965, four civil rights activists were killed in Alabama: Jimmie Lee Jackson, Viola Liuzzo, Rev. James Reeb and Jonathan Daniels. As tens of thousands of people marked the 50th anniversary in Selma, Democracy Now! spoke to marchers who were honoring these civil…

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

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…

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…

45 Years Later, Former Alabama State Trooper Pleads Guilty to Killing Black Civil Rights Worker Jimmie Lee Jackson

45 Years Later, Former Alabama State Trooper Pleads Guilty to Killing Black Civil Rights Worker Jimmie Lee Jackson

(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.

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.

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.

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.

RIP Trayvon and Jimmie Lee Jackson (Feb. 26, 1965) was murdered by an Alabama state trooper while protecting his mother and grandfather seeking refuge from trooper attacks on a peaceful demonstration. The former soldier was the 26 yr old deacon in his church and the father of a daughter. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said at the funeral: "A state trooper pointed the gun, but he did not act alone. He was murdered by the brutality of every vigilante who practices lawlessness in the name of law."

RIP Trayvon and Jimmie Lee Jackson (Feb. 26, 1965) was murdered by an Alabama state trooper while protecting his mother and grandfather seeking refuge from trooper attacks on a peaceful demonstration. The former soldier was the 26 yr old deacon in his church and the father of a daughter. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said at the funeral: "A state trooper pointed the gun, but he did not act alone. He was murdered by the brutality of every vigilante who practices lawlessness in the name of law."

Jimmie Lee Jackson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jimmie Lee Jackson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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

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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