The Death of Jimmie Lee Jackson
A look into the Civil Rights-era shooting death of Jimmie Lee Jackson
Jimmie Lee Jackson’s family in Anniston says reopening the case means justice for them
On the day before a special grand jury convenes in Selma to consider his death in 1965, the family of Jimmie Lee Jackson gathers in Choccolocco to discuss family history and its place in the civil rights movement.
May 09, 2007 |  0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retired trooper surrenders in civil rights-era slaying, says he is innocent
A former state trooper surrendered Thursday on a murder charge in the 1965 shooting death of a black man during a civil rights protest, a killing that led to the 'Bloody Sunday' march and the passage of the Voting Rights Act.
May 10, 2007 |  1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jury returns indictment in 1965 civil-rights killing
A grand jury returned a sealed indictment Wednesday in the shooting death of a black man by a state trooper 42 years ago — a killing that set in motion the historic civil rights protests in Selma and led to passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
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State records: Fowler discharged after he beat superior officer
James Bonard Fowler, the former state trooper who shot Jimmie Lee Jackson in 1965, was a once-promising officer who was forced to leave the troopers after beating a superior officer, according to that officer and state records.
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Fowler turns himself in on pair of murder charges
For a daughter, the journey toward the truth finally started Thursday afternoon on a sun-swept day far different from the one that took her daddy’s life.
May 11, 2007 |  0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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