Little Known Black History Fact: Jimmie Lee Jackson — Black America Web

Voting rights activist and Deacon Jimmie Lee Jackson died at the hands of an Alabama State Trooper on February 26, 1965, which inspired the first of the SCLC marches in Selma. It would take 42 years before his family saw justice. Jackson was born December 16, 1938 in Marion, Ala. He served as the deacon…

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