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  1. Victim's condition upgraded after Montgomery stabbingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | WTVM

    ... robbed a person at a Super 8 Hotel on US 280. (Source: Phenix City Police Department) In 1965 Reverend Jim Bryant of Marion, Ala. marched from Selma to Montgomery after being present when Jimmie Lee Jackson was shot and killed. Fifty years later, ...

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  2. Missing SC toddler found in GeorgiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | WTVM

    ... and how to have a clear understanding about what that other person is really like. In 1965 Reverend Jim Bryant of Marion, Ala. marched from Selma to Montgomery after being present when Jimmie Lee Jackson was shot and killed. Fifty years later, his ...

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  3. Columbus women and family take part in 50th anniversary Selma to Montgomery marchRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | WALB-TV Albany

    In 1965 Reverend Jim Bryant of Marion, Ala. marched from Selma to Montgomery after being present when Jimmie Lee Jackson was shot and killed.

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  4. Goodwill on the Go career services event helps job seekersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | WTVM

    ... organization held its first ever "Goodwill on the Go" event in Auburn on Wednesday. In 1965 Reverend Jim Bryant of Marion, Ala. marched from Selma to Montgomery after being present when Jimmie Lee Jackson was shot and killed. Fifty years later, his ...

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  5. The Forgotten Second Selma MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | TheDailyBeast.com

    ... march from Selma to Montgomery was neither "silly" nor irrelevant. First, it kept a promise to the people of Marion, Alabama, who had suffered a vicious beating by Alabama state troopers and the death of Jimmie Lee Jackson, shot by a state trooper ...

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  6. MMA fighters weigh-in on the USS Alabama, ready to square off at AerofestRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Alabama Live

    ... getting weighed in on a battleship like this is a once in a lifetime thing, you know. I spent a year of college in Marion at Marion Military Institute. It's kind of like a homecoming, I have some friends coming out," said Cody Bollinger, who went ...

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  7. 'I Am, Because We Are, Because Selma Was': Voices From Historic Bloody Sunday MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | Democracy Now

    ... an experience of the civil rights movement. We go into communities, and we talk to them, communities like Selma and Marion, Alabama, all the way to Oxford, Mississippi. : This bridge is-you know, this is history. This is legacy. I am just so ...

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  8. Selma-to-Montgomery re-enactment march arrives at CapitolRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Zion United Methodist Church in Marion, Ala., was the meeting point for those who marched on the Perry County Jail on Feb. 18, 1965, to protest the arrest of a civil rights worker. The peaceful march turned violent when Alabama State Troopers began beating marchers, killing a young Baptist deacon named Jimmie Lee Jackson.

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  9. LBJ's Defenders Cheapen his AccomplishmentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 12 | Black Voice News

    ... enacted - and he didn't use the FBI to disparage him." The idea of a Selma-to-Montgomery March actually originated in Marion, Ala., about 30 miles northwest of Selma, with the death of Jimmie Lee Jackson. Marchers were protesting the arrest of James ...

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  10. Faith communities stood up for rights in Selma: Robert RhodesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | Erie Times News

    ... church and an early activist for voting rights, was shot by state Trooper James Fowler in a restaurant in nearby Marion, Ala., following a peaceful protest march. Prevented from getting immediate medical assistance, Jackson died from infection from ...

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  11. Selma March Honors Struggle of Civil RightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | News Max

    ... response on Fox News . The next day, my daughter Celeste and I boarded a ML King Center bus caravan and headed to Marion, Ala., the birthplace of civil rights martyr Jimmie Lee Jackson. We arrived at Mt. Zion Baptist Church and were greeted by ...

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  12. Photographing HistoryRead the original story

    Monday Mar 9 | Outside the Beltway

    ... on race. To cover the 1965 killing of Jimmie Lee Jackson by an Alabama state trooper, Martin recalled traveling to Marion, Ala., in the middle of the night with three cameras and a couple of .22-caliber pistols beneath the front seat of his Plymouth ...

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  13. Thousands remember 1965 Selma in bridge crossingRead the original story

    Monday Mar 9 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... in Ferguson, Mo., and elsewhere across the U.S. He noted that the activist Jimmie Lee Jackson, who was killed in Marion, Ala., in 1965, was an unarmed black man. On the bridge, numerous groups chanted, "Hands up, don't shoot" and "I can't breathe," ...

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  14. Crowds mark civil rights milestoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 8 | Toledo Blade

    ... Mo., and elsewhere across the United States. He noted that the activist Jimmie Lee Jackson, who was killed in Marion, Ala., in 1965, had been an unarmed black man. Outside the chapel, crowds gathered in fewer numbers than the previous day, when ...

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  15. Meet The Selma Foot Soldiers Who Are Still Marching TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 8 | ThinkProgress

    ... rights, and tell her story, which has become the book and Disney film Selma, Lord, Selma . Ceola Massey grew up in Marion, Alabama - where murder the spark of young activist Jimmie Lee Jackson was the spark that inspired the Selma to Montgomery ...

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  16. 5 things about the 50th anniversary of the Selma marchesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 7 | KRQE Albuquerque

    ... a 26-year-old black church deacon, Jimmie Lee Jackson, was fatally shot by a state trooper during an earlier march in Marion, Alabama, Bevel suggested that protesters carry Jackson's casket from Marion to the steps of the state capitol. A protest ...

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  17. Echoes from Selma... Struggle is a Never Ending ProcessRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 7 | Switched

    ... 18th Mr. Jimmy Lee Jackson, the nephew of one of my mother's closest high school friends was shot by police in Marion, AL, while he tried to protect his mother from police violence during a protest near the jail, where Rev. James Orange, an SCLC ...

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  18. 6 things to know about 'Bloody Sunday' marchRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 6 | The Press-Enterprise

    ... a 26-year-old black church deacon, Jimmie Lee Jackson, was fatally shot by a state trooper during an earlier march in Marion, Alabama, Bevel suggested that protesters carry Jackson's casket from Marion to the steps of the state capitol. A protest ...

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  19. Obama, Bush head to struggling city of Selma to commemorate marchRead the original story

    Friday Mar 6 | Chron

    ... from a Selma, Alabama hospital Feb. 26, 1965 after he died of a gunshot wound inflicted during race violence in Marion, Alabama, Feb. 18, 1965. The violence broke out during a night demonstration of people against voter registration laws. Alabama ...

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  20. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 6 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    Michael Jackson was only a year-and-a-half old when Jimmie Lee Jackson was killed in a Marion, Alabama restaurant by State Trooper James Bonard Fowler. Jackson was one of several civil rights activists in the city participating in a peaceful voting rights march on the night of February 18, 1965 when he was followed into Mack's Cafe' and eventually shot by Fowler.

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