Jimmie Lee Jackson
On February 17, 1965, He Took Part In A Protest In Support Of Black Voting Rights In Selma, AL. On The March To The Perry County Courthouse, His Mother, Viola Jackson and Grandfather, Cager Lee Jackson, Were With Him. The Marchers Were Attacked By State Troopers Armed With Billy Clubs, And When His Mother And Grandfather Were Assaulted, Jackson Went to Defend Them. He Was Shot In The Stomach By One Of The State Troopers. But, Instead Of Being Taken Directly To Hospital So That His Wounds Could Be Treated, He Was First Arrested And Charged With Assault And Battery. Nine Days Later On February 26, 1965, Jimmie Lee Jackson Died From His Wounds. His Death Led The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) To Organize The First Selma To Montgomery Voter's Rights March on March 7, 1965.
During The Protests Surrounding The Selma March, A White Unitarian Minister Named, James Reeb, Who Had Traveled To Alabama, Was Murdered By Segregationists. President Lyndon Johnson Sent Flowers As A Sign Of Remembrance, Sadly There Were No Presidential Flowers For Jimmie Lee Jackson.
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