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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.

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.

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

On This Day In TCXPI History  Jimmie Lee Jackson, an unarmed civil rights protestor was shot by police officers during a peaceful protest February 26, 1965.   Jimmie Lee Jackson was born December 16, 1938 in Marion, Alabama. He was a deacon in his church who had unsuccessfully tried to register to vote for four years.   On February 18, 1965, around 500 people attempted a peaceful walk to the Perry County Jail where a young civil rights worker was being held. They were met by Marion City…

On This Day In TCXPI History Jimmie Lee Jackson, an unarmed civil rights protestor was shot by police officers during a peaceful protest February 26, 1965. Jimmie Lee Jackson was born December 16, 1938 in Marion, Alabama. He was a deacon in his church who had unsuccessfully tried to register to vote for four years. On February 18, 1965, around 500 people attempted a peaceful walk to the Perry County Jail where a young civil rights worker was being held. They were met by Marion City…

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.

A white former Alabama state trooper has pleaded guilty to killing a black civil rights worker 45 years ago at the height of the civil rights movement. Seventy-seven-year-old James Bonard Fowler was sentenced to six months in prison for the  1965 shooting of 26-year-old Jimmie Lee Jackson during a melee in a restaurant in Marion, Alabama. We speak to John Fleming, the reporter to whom Fowler first confessed, and Democratic Congress member John Lewis of Georgia, a leading figure of the civil…

A white former Alabama state trooper has pleaded guilty to killing a black civil rights worker 45 years ago at the height of the civil rights movement. Seventy-seven-year-old James Bonard Fowler was sentenced to six months in prison for the 1965 shooting of 26-year-old Jimmie Lee Jackson during a melee in a restaurant in Marion, Alabama. We speak to John Fleming, the reporter to whom Fowler first confessed, and Democratic Congress member John Lewis of Georgia, a leading figure of the civil…

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

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

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

(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.

(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.