Today's Articles

People, Locations, Episodes

Fri, 08.20.1965

Civil Rights Workers Attacked in Alabama

*On this date in 1965 Civil Rights demonstrators were attacked in Alabama.

One, Jonathan M. Daniels, a white Episcopal seminary student from Massachusetts had come to help with Black voter registration in Lowndes County.  He was arrested at the demonstration, jailed in Hayneville and then suddenly released.  Moments after his release, he was shot to death by a deputy sheriff.

Also Richard F. Morrisroe, white Roman Catholic priest from Chicago was seriously wounded by shotgun blasts fired by white special deputy sheriff in Alabama.



Reference Library of Black America Volumes 1 through 5
Edited by Mpho Mabunda
Copyright 1998, Gale Research, Detroit, MI

New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

The instructor said,       Go home and write       a page tonight.       And let that page come out of you—       Then, it will be true. I wonder if it’s that simple?... Theme For English by Langston Hughes
Read More