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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 suddenly released.  Moments after his release, he was shot to death by a deputy sheriff.

Also, Richard F. Morrisroe, a white Roman Catholic priest from Chicago, was seriously wounded by shotgun blasts fired by a 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

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