Jimmie Jackson

Jimmie Lee Jackson was a 26 years old African American civil rights activist in Alabama.
He had a daughter, and took over working on the family farm after his father died Jimmie he was 18 years old.
He also was a deacon in the Baptist church.

In 1965, during an unarmed and peaceful voting rights march, which he was participating in,
the streelights were shut off, and the police started beating the protesters.
While most marchers fled towards the church, Jackson and members of his family ran into a cafe.

The police pursued them, and then clubbed Jimmie to the floor in the kitchen.
And when the police started beating his mother, Jimmie tried to protect her,
that’s when an officer shot him twice.

He died in the hospital a couple of days later.

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