"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.
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.
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
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.