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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.

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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. He was 26 years old. — in Selma, AL.

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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

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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