A SAINT from ALABAMA - JONATHAN DANIELS
Jonathan Myrick Daniels (March 20, 1939 – August 20, 1965) was an Episcopal seminarian and civil rights activist. In 1965, he was murdered by a shotgun-wielding construction worker who was a special county deputy in Hayneville, Alabama, while shielding 17-year-old activist Ruby Sales, saving her life. They both were working in the Civil Rights Movement to integrate public places and register voters of color after passage of the Voting Rights Act that summer. Daniels' death generated further support for the Civil Rights Movement. In 1991, Daniels was designated as a martyr in the Episcopal church, and is recognized annually in our calendar.
Please join us Saturday, August 11, for this annual pilgrimage in Hayneville as we retrace Jonathan's steps from the jail where he and others had been held days before to the store where he was killed. We will end at the courthouse where his murderer was found not guilty. It is here that you will hear about other martyrs from Alabama, meet their families, hear inspiring stories, and share in a Eucharist.
If you are interested in joining us, please contact Deacon CJ at firstname.lastname@example.org.