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Project Pilgrimage – Jimmy Lee Jackson and the Fight for the Right to Vote

photo from the Southern Poverty Law Center

February 18, 2020 - 9:13 am

During the 1960’s, Jimmy Lee Jackson tried registering to vote multiple times without success in Marion Alabama.  These experiences activated him to take up the cause for the right to vote.  His efforts, and finally his murder, led to a march which resulted in Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama during 1965.

Listen in on an interview with Della Simpson Maynard who was there the night Jimmy Lee Jackson was shot.   The recording is from the Civil Rights Project Pilgrimage to Selma, Alabama

Producer: Ruthie Bly

Photo: Southern Poverty Law Center