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 Jackson’s death inspired the Selma to Montgomery marches, an important event in the American Civil Rights movement." "Never Forget.

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.

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 (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, an African-American who had served his country in Vietnam, was killed by an Alabama State Trooper who confessed to the killing

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 (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.

Jimmie Lee Jackson, whose murder by police, sparked a march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala.

Remembering Jimmie Lee Jackson, the First Martyr of the Selma Struggle

Hugh Stewart, a veteran of “Bloody Sunday,” remembers Jimmie Lee Jackson in Marion, Alabama.

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

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…

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

Remember: Jimmie Lee Jackson

Remember: Jimmie Lee Jackson

SELMA BLOODY SELMA - A state trooper opened fire on Jimmie Lee Jackson, 26 — striking him in the midsection. He died eight days later.

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 Turner…

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.

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.

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

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

[Editors' Note: Former state trooper James Bonard Fowler plead guilty this week to a misdemeanor manslaughter charge in the 1965 shooting of Jimmie Lee Jackson in Alabama.

Jimmie Lee Jackson’s family in Anniston says reopening the case means justice for them

Jimmie Lee Jackson’s family in Anniston says reopening the case means justice for them

GO VOTE AND REMEMBER JIMMIE LEE JACKSON On February 26, 1965, Jimmie Lee Jackson died after being shot by an Alabama State Trooper during a peaceful voting rights march on February 18, 1965. Jackson's death would spark the Selma to Montgomery marches, which led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 later that summer. Remember Jimmie Lee Jackson and go vote.

GO VOTE AND REMEMBER JIMMIE LEE JACKSON On February 26, 1965, Jimmie Lee Jackson died after being shot by an Alabama State Trooper during a peaceful voting rights march on February 18, 1965. Jackson's death would spark the Selma to Montgomery marches, which led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 later that summer. Remember Jimmie Lee Jackson and go vote.

Was it just racism or a premeditated murderous act of complete cowardice inThe Death of Jimmie Lee Jackson:

Was it just racism or a premeditated murderous act of complete cowardice inThe Death of Jimmie Lee Jackson:

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