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Bruce Davidson Stunned World With Scenes From 1960s Civil Rights Movement

Photojournalist Bruce Davidson’s stunning black-and-white images documented scenes from the 1960s civil rights movement led by Martin Luther King Jr.—from freedom marches and sit-ins to dilapidated schoolhouses and segregated movie theaters. In the video above, listen to Davidson recall the movement, his work and its impact as you view pictures from his 2002 photography book, […]

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Remember When Rockfordians Marched For Civil Rights in 1965?

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Rev. James Reeb, Unitarian Minister Killed in Selma MarchThe Selma-to-Montgomery, Ala., voting rights march sparked demonstrations in many cities, including Rockford. About 350 people in Rockford marched March 13, 1965, from St. James Catholic Church to Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church to memorialize the Rev. James Reeb, a Unitarian minister from Boston who died after being […]

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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 […]