Jimmie Lee Jackson: The Murder that Sparked the Selma to Montgomery Marches of 1965

On February 26, 1965, Alabama civil rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson died after he was brutally beaten and shot by Alabama State Trooper James Bonard Fowler during a peaceful voting rights march on February 18, 1965. His death would spark the Selma to Montgomery marches, organized by Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) Director of Direct Action James Bevel, in an effort to channel community outrage.

The Fannie Lou Hamer Story

 

HARRIET TUBMAN THEATER

SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 4 & 7:30 P.M.

 

Award winning performer Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye brings the indomitable spirit of Fannie Lou Hamer to life. In commemoration of the 50th anniversaries of several Civil Rights milestones, Mzuri delivers a spellbinding performance featuring storytelling, song and a video montage. In honor of Women’s History Month, join us for an amazing one-woman play about courage and perseverance.

912 Generation Project

During the month of February, the 912 Generation Project will promote, judge and manage an essay contest “What Does Freedom Mean to Me?” The contest is open to students nationwide, grades 6 - 12 and is presented by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, in partnership with the 912 Foundation and the American Public Education Foundation.

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