Tag Archives | protester
Jimmie Lee Jackson

December 16th in African American History – Jimmie Lee Jackson

December 16, 1938 Jimmie Lee Jackson, Civil Rights protester, was born in Marion, Alabama. Jackson was a deacon in his church who had unsuccessfully tried to register to vote for four years. On February 18, 1965, around 500 people attempted a peaceful walk to the Perry County jail where a young Civil Rights worker was […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }