Archive | Jimmy Lee Jackson

Mississippi Cold Case; Louis Allen

Reward offered in 1964 slaying; efforts to find Louis Allen’s killer increase after solving other cold cases Family members of Louis Allen, a Liberty resident shot to death 43 years ago in what the FBI is investigating as a civil rights-era slaying, are offering $20,000 for information leading to the arrest of his killers. Allen’s […]

Sovereignty Records Could Help Solve Cold Cases

Widows of two civil-rights activists slain in the 1960s in 2006 appealed to Congress yesterday to help bring justice in scores of cold murder cases from that era. To do so, Myrlie Evers-Williams said, would aid surviving families and tell the nation “that these people’s lives were not in vain.” She testified on the 44th […]

Money to probe cold rights cases advances

PETER HARDINTIMES-DISPATCH WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENTreports … WASHINGTON — Widows of two civil-rights activists slain in the 1960s appealed to Congress yesterday to help bring justice in scores of cold murder cases from that era. To do so, Myrlie Evers-Williams said, would aid surviving families and tell the nation “that these people’s lives were not in vain.” […]

Indictment in Jimmie Lee Jackson slaying

MARION, Ala. – A 73-year-old retired state trooper was indicted Wednesday in the 1965 shooting death of a black man — a killing that set in motion the historic civil rights protests in Selma and led to passage of the Voting Rights Act. District Attorney Michael Jackson said a grand jury returned an indictment in […]

Indictment in Jimmie Lee Jackson slaying

MARION, Ala. – A 73-year-old retired state trooper was indicted Wednesday in the 1965 shooting death of a black man — a killing that set in motion the historic civil rights protests in Selma and led to passage of the Voting Rights Act. District Attorney Michael Jackson said a grand jury returned an indictment in […]

Jimmy Lee Jackson Murder; DA Promises Grand Jury

Jimmy Lee Jackson Prosecutor vows to find justice in civil rights killing By Jerry MitchellGannett News Service The shooting death of a Vietnam veteran that sparked the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” march in Selma will be the next civil rights-era crime to make it to a jury’s hands, an Alabama prosecutor vowed Friday. Speaking at a […]

Jimmy Lee Jackson Murder; DA Promises Grand Jury

Jimmy Lee Jackson Prosecutor vows to find justice in civil rights killing By Jerry MitchellGannett News Service The shooting death of a Vietnam veteran that sparked the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” march in Selma will be the next civil rights-era crime to make it to a jury’s hands, an Alabama prosecutor vowed Friday. Speaking at a […]