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…

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.

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.

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

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.

Jimmie Lee Jackson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jimmie Lee Jackson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Upon the death of a martyr rose the call for decisive action, in this case, action that would shape the course of the Civil Right's Movement. Jimmie Lee Jackson was shot during a demonstration in Marion, AL in 1965, but few know that the drive for the Selma-Montgomery March arose from his funeral's pulpit. Read more in "Requiem for Jimmie Lee Jackson" by Wayne Greenhaw, Alabama Heritage, Summer 2011, Issue 101. #AlabamaHistory #CivilRights

Upon the death of a martyr rose the call for decisive action, in this case, action that would shape the course of the Civil Right's Movement. Jimmie Lee Jackson was shot during a demonstration in Marion, AL in 1965, but few know that the drive for the Selma-Montgomery March arose from his funeral's pulpit. Read more in "Requiem for Jimmie Lee Jackson" by Wayne Greenhaw, Alabama Heritage, Summer 2011, Issue 101. #AlabamaHistory #CivilRights

(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.

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