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  1. Selma to Montgomery photo exhibit on display, photography from former Birmingham News...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Alabama Live

    ... he was sent to cover the shooting of civil rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson, whose murder by a State Trooper in Marion, Alabama, instigated the Selma marches. Over the next several weeks, Spider chronicled the day-to-day events of the Selma ...

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  2. Has racism found a way into our health care system?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | Kevin, M.D.

    ... order to be credentialed to work at St. Thomas. I began reflecting on the segregated waiting rooms in Greensboro and Marion, Alabama, where I grew up. My mind traveled back to my dear uncle, Tom Cannon, who had died from a ruptured appendix in ...

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  3. Letter: Look elsewhere for racial divideRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | LaGrange Daily News

    ... see how far race relations have progressed . On Feb. 18 , 1965, an Alabama state trooper shot a young black man in Marion, Alabama, during a civil rights protest in hopes of changing the unfairness of the Jim Crow laws. This prompted civil rights ...

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  4. Circuit clerk candidates share experience, goals before runoffRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 10 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... Reid is from Petal and also graduated from Petal High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Judson College in Marion, Alabama. Sherri is married to Lance Reid, and they have two sons.

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  5. 12 of Alabama's oldest surviving structures: From lighthouse to church to courthouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 7 | Alabama Live

    ... of Historic Places. It is now a museum and has also been the site of several paranormal investigations. The Old Marion City Hall was built in 1832 and used until 1968. The building was later moved to the campus of Marion Military Institute and ...

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  6. The Voting Rights Act turns 50 todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    ... right outside the door of a now nearly 100-year-old restaurant, Chris' Famous Hotdogs. In 1965 Reverend Jim Bryant of Marion, Ala. marched from Selma to Montgomery after being present when Jimmie Lee Jackson was shot and killed. Fifty years later, ...

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  7. Coach Marsh will be rememberedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2015 | Commercial Dispatch

    ... of Marsh's accomplishments in a playing career that went from Greensboro High School West in Greensboro, Alabama, to Marion Military Institute in Marion, Alabama, to Mississippi State University, to the Dallas Cowboys. After knee injuries cut ...

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  8. More Read the original story

    Jul 20, 2015 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    Alabama Congresswoman Terri Sewell and National Parks Service Director Jonathan Jarvis held a ceremony Monday to announce that the City of Marion has officially been added to the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail. Marion was the location where Jimmie Lee Jackson was killed by an Alabama State Trooper.

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  9. Marion added to Selma to Montgomery National Historic TrailRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2015 | Alabama Live

    The casket bearing the body of Jimmie Lee Jackson is carried into a church in Selma, Alabama for funeral services in this March 3, 1965 file photo. More than 50 years after Jimmie Lee Jackson was shot and killed in Marion in an incident that helped spark the Selma to Montgomery marches, the city's importance to the civil rights movement was recognized on Monday when Marion was added to the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail. 2 comments

  10. James Fowler, who killed civil rights protester in 1965, diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2015 | SFGate

    During a peaceful civil rights march on the night of Feb. 18, 1965, the lights went out on the streets of Marion, Ala. In the melee that followed, billy club-wielding law enforcement officials went on the offensive against hundreds of marchers.

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  11. White trooper who killed civil rights activist diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2015 | CNN

    Even when he finally admitted that he was the white lawman who killed an unarmed civil rights activist, he claimed self-defense. Fowler shot 26-year-old Jimmie Lee Jackson at a restaurant in Marion, Alabama, on the night of February 18, 1965.

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  12. James Fowler, former Alabama state trooper convicted of killing Jimmie Lee Jackson, has...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2015 | Alabama Live

    In a Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007 photo, retired Alabama State Trooper James Bonard Fowler, center, leaves the Perry County Courthouse after a hearing in the shooting death of Jimmie Lee Jackson in 1965, in Marion, Ala. More than two years have passed since James Bonard Fowler was indicted in the death of Jimmie Lee Jackson, who was fatally shot during a 1965 civil rights protest in west Alabama.

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  13. Confessions of a proud, recovering Southerner: 'We should have taken better care of our flag'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2015 | Alabama Live

    ... as she played organ in her church in Atlanta, my uncle John Marshall got his rifle and drove from his house in Marion, Alabama, out to Obie Scott's farm in Perry County. Coretta Scott King's mother, Bernice, had worked for my grandmother, and Uncle ...

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  14. James Bonard Fowler dies; Alabama lawman was convicted 45 years after killing civil rights protesterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2015 | The Washington Post

    During a peaceful civil rights march on the night of Feb. 18, 1965, the lights went out on the streets of Marion, Ala. In the melee that followed, billy club-wielding law enforcement officials went on the offensive against hundreds of marchers.

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  15. Ex-Ala. trooper who sparked civil rights march dies aged 81Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2015 | New York Daily News

    ... 26-year-old Jimmie Lee Jackson in February 1965 after state troopers broke up a nighttime civil rights protest in Marion, Ala. The killing sparked the march in Selma that became known as "Bloody Sunday." A month after Jackson's death, troopers and ...

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  16. James Bonard Fowler DiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2015 | WTVY Dothan

    ... OVER THE WEEKEND FOLLOWING AN EXTENDED ILLNESS. FOWLER WAS ACCUSED IN THE FATAL SHOOTING OF JIMMIE LEE JACKSON IN MARION, ALABAMA. THE INCIDENT SPAWNED PROTESTS IN NEARBY SELMA THAT LED TO THE PASSAGE OF THE 1965 VOTING RIGHTS ACT. FOWLER WAS ALSO A ...

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  17. 9 new civil rights martyrs. Will America finally learn?Read the original story

    Jun 26, 2015 | GantDaily.com

    ... their names: the martyrs of civil rights. Jimmie Lee Jackson, shot by a state trooper, died February 26, 1965, in Marion, Alabama; Medgar Evers was killed June 12, 1963, in Jackson, Mississippi; Emmett Till was killed August 28, 1955, in Money, ...

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  18. 'This Little Light:' One-woman play about Civil Rights icon Hamer to be presented SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2015 | Alabama Live

    ... Choctaw County who is an artist in residence and associate professor at fine and performing arts at Judson College in Marion, Ala. Her accolades include being selected as a MacArthur Fellow (often called the "genius grants) in 1984 by the MacArthur ...

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  19. Proposed Highway 158 project completion date set in 2019Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2015 | WALA

    ... has a grisly reputation. "Hopefully so many lives will be saved. My daughter was killed in an automobile accident in Marion, Alabama 28 years ago, and I have a first-hand reflection of how this can affect a family and what it does to people in this ...

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  20. Holloway signs with Marion Military Institute tennisRead the original story

    Jun 10, 2015 | The Pilot News

    Plymouth senior Max Holloway has announced he will continue his education and tennis career at Marion Military Institute in Marion, Ala. Marion is a military junior college, and Holloway hopes to ultimately qualify to get into the Coast Guard.

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