Jimmie Lee & James

Jimmie Lee & James

Two Lives, Two Deaths, and the Movement That Changed America

Book - 2015
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"Bloody Sunday"--March 7, 1965--was a pivotal moment in the civil rights struggle. Days earlier, during the crackdown on another protest in nearby Marion, a state trooper, claiming self-defense, shot Jimmie Lee Jackson, a 26-year-old unarmed deacon and civil rights protester. Jackson's subsequent death spurred local civil rights leaders to make the march to Montgomery; when that day also ended in violence, the call went out to activists across the nation to join in the next attempt. One of the many who came down was a minister from Boston named James Reeb. Shortly after his arrival, he was attacked in the street by racist vigilantes, eventually dying of his injuries. Lyndon Johnson evoked Reeb's memory when he brought his voting rights legislation to Congress, and the national outcry over the brutal killings ensured its passage.
Publisher: New York : Regan Arts, 2015
Edition: First Regan Arts hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781941393482
1941393489
Branch Call Number: 323.1196 FIF
Characteristics: xviii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Cohen, Adar
Alternative Title: Jimmie Lee and James

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