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  1. Jimmie Lee Jackson: The First Martyr of the Selma StruggleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | The Nation

    On February 18, 1965, James Orange , an organizer with Martin Luther King's Southern Christian Leadership Conference, was arrested in Marion, Alabama, thirty miles from Selma, after leading young people in a voter registration drive. Word spread through the black community that Orange would be lynched that night in the county jail off the town's main square.

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  2. Celebrating Black History Month: Our Excellence Is America's ExcellenceRead the original story

    Friday Feb 13 | On Common Ground News

    ... march was ignited after a 26-year-old black man named Jimmie Lee Jackson was shot dead in a restaurant in the city of Marion, Alabama on Feb. 18, 1965. Jackson, his mother and grandfather were part of a peaceful protest of about 500 people who were ...

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  3. Walker's Tidwell signs with MMIRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | Daily Mountain Eagle

    Walker senior baseball player Bailey Tidwell signed a letter-of-intent with Marion Military Institute last week. Present at the signing were, seated from left, Maddie Tidwell, Bailey Tidwell and Jamie Tidwell, back row, Walker baseball coach Pat Ware, Jacob Tidwell, Jeromy Tidwell, Walker assistant coach/athletic director Jonathan Jones and MMIa Scoach Matt Downs.

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  4. What's the vaccination rate in your county?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Alabama Live

    ... Rosie Cunningham is a registered nurse at the Perry County Health Department. She splits the week between offices in Marion and Uniontown, where she delivers basic health care, including family planning, vaccinations and testing for sexually ...

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  5. Oyelowo brings a flawed humanity to a SelmaaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 9 | The Flat Hat

    ... the viewers' spirits. One scene of violence was particularly well-constructed. This depiction of the night march in Marion, Ala. before the murder of Jimmie Lee Jackson uses low-key lighting that turns every person on screen, perpetrators and ...

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  6. 50 years ago, minister marched in Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights marchRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 7 | The Capital-Journal

    ... he'd been killed just the week before. I was afraid most of the time I was there." Dickinson soon marched in nearby Marion, Ala., where Jimmy Lee Jackson, a black man trying to protect his grandfather, had been shot to death by a state trooper on ...

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  7. Long-awaited justice in cop's killing of Jimmie Lee JacksonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 31 | New York Daily News

    ... obstruction of black voter registration there in Dallas County. Protests spread 25 miles up the road from Selma to Marion (pop. 3,500), the government seat of Perry County, where Coretta Scott King had grown up. First, they wanted to introduce ...

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  8. Sen. Quinton Ross, others 'excited' President Obama is attending Bloody Sunday...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 30 | Alabama Live

    ... while he has the power that comes with the office of the President." Perry County Commissioner Albert Turner Jr.'s (D-Marion) late father was one of the leaders of the Bloody Sunday March, which ended with marchers being beaten. "I would hate for ...

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  9. Jimmie Lee Jackson Inspired Selma MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 30 | Black Voice News

    Although Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lewis captured the headlines, it was the death of 26-year-old Jimmie Lee Jackson that inspired the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery March. After fighting in the Vietnam War, Jackson had returned home to Marion, Ala., which also happens to be the birthplace of Coretta Scott King, about 30 miles northwest of Selma in the soil-rich Black Belt region of Alabama.

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  10. Walker's versatile Nix signs with MMIRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | Daily Mountain Eagle

    Walker's Logan Nix signed a letter-of-intent with Marion Military Institute last week. Nix will play baseball at the junior college.

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  11. Nurturing a link to lessons of the pastRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2015 | Journal Gazette

    ... Lillie Curry, grew up with Coretta Scott King, the wife of Martin Luther King Jr., in the rural outskirts surrounding Marion, Alabama. She actually lived with the Scott family for a year, just to make the trek to Lincoln High School through the ...

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  12. Who Killed Jimmy Lee Jackson?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | Sojourners

    Deep into the winter night of Feb. 18, 1965, a procession of maybe 500 people filed from the sanctuary of Zion United Methodist Church in Marion, Alabama. They walked toward the city jail where they planned to sing freedom songs to protest the incarceration of a young civil rights worker.

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  13. Eyewitness: What 'Selma' Got RightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2015 | TheDailyBeast.com

    The new movie, Selma shows that the past is still relevant to the present, and that progress is never guaranteed. On the night of Feb. 18, 1965, I was a TV journalist covering a peaceful night-time march from a local church to a prison in Marion, Ala., as part of a protest movement against the disenfranchisement of black voters in the Deep South.

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  14. Eyewitness: What - Selma' Got RightBy Richard ValerianiRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2015 | The Daily Beast

    The new movie, Selma shows that the past is still relevant to the present, and that progress is never guaranteed. On the night of Feb. 18, 1965, I was a TV journalist covering a peaceful night-time march from a local church to a prison in Marion, Ala., as part of a protest movement against the disenfranchisement of black voters in the Deep South.

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  15. Late Kathryn Tucker Windham, who broke ground as female reporter, to be inducted into...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | Alabama Live

    ... when she is inducted into the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame in March. The Hall of Fame, based at Judson College in in Marion, announced Windham will be the only inductee this year at its March 5 banquet. "We're honored and delighted she's being ...

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  16. 'Selma': Fact-checking the filmRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2015 | Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

    ... state trooper while trying to protect his mother and grandfather from being beaten during a nighttime march in Marion, Ala. Real life: Jackson, 26, was shot twice by a trooper inside a restaurant he and his mother and grandfather had slipped into ...

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  17. Rep. John Lewis reflects on 'Selma,' memories it brings to lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2014 | Daily Herald

    ... civil rights movement. Lewis, a student leader of the movement at the time of Jackson's death, was in the pews of a Marion, Alabama church and listened then as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the eulogy for Jackson in February 1965. ...

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  18. John RasberryRead the original story

    Dec 28, 2014 | Florida Today

    He was born in Mobile, AL and raised in Bay Minette, AL. He met Joy, the love of his life, in Marion, AL, and they have been married over 62 years.

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  19. Rep. John Lewis on 'Selma' and the memories it brings to lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 25, 2014 | The Washington Post

    ... civil rights movement. Lewis, a student leader of the movement at the time of Jackson's death, was in the pews of a Marion, Ala., church and listened then as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the eulogy for Jackson in February 1965. Jackson, ...

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  20. John Lewis on a Selmaa and the memories it brings to lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 25, 2014 | The Washington Post

    ... civil rights movement. Lewis, a student leader of the movement at the time of Jackson's death, was in the pews of a Marion, Ala., church and listened then as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the eulogy for Jackson in February 1965. Jackson, ...

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