Today in History: Killings in Civil Rights demonstrations


Jonathan M. Daniels

On this day August 12, 1965 Jonathan M. Daniels, a white Episcopal seminary student from Massachusetts, was killed and Richard F. Morrisroe, a white Roman Catholic priest from Chicago, was seriously wounded by shotgun blasts, fired by a white special Deputy Sheriff in Hayneville, Alabama.

They were participating in civil rights demonstrations in Lowndes County.

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