Monday, July 29, 2013
Civil rights activist Ruby Sales will help honor seminary student killed saving her life in 1965 | al.com
Link: Civil rights activist Ruby Sales will help honor seminary student killed saving her life in 1965 | al.com:
Excerpt: "HAYNEVILLE, Alabama - Civil rights activist Jonathan Myrick Daniels died in 1965 saving the life of a teenage girl, Ruby Sales, who will participate in this year’s Aug. 10 pilgrimage honoring Daniels and others killed during the civil rights movement.
Daniels, who was a student at Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., was shot in Hayneville on Aug. 20, 1965.
Daniels, of Keene, N.H., was one of 30 people arrested Aug. 14, 1965 for joining a picket line in Fort Deposit on charges of "parading without a permit" and "picketing to cause blood" - later changed to disturbing the peace. Bail was set at $100 apiece and the activists decided none would leave until all could be bailed out."
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