Jul 10, 2015

Cop Who Killed Jimmie Lee Jackson, Igniting Selma March, Dies at 81 | Democracy Now!

And James Bonard Fowler, the white former Alabama state trooper who shot and killed black civil rights worker Jimmie Lee Jackson in 1965, has died at the age of 81. Fowler shot Jackson in Mack’s Café in Marion, Alabama, on February 18, 1965. Jackson died eight days later. The killing was a seminal moment which set off the first Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march, known as Bloody Sunday. Dr...

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