Brown Bag Lunch Program - Jonathan Daniels: Episcopal Martyr of Lowndes County, August 7

Jonathan Daniels, 1939-1965

Marianne Weber tells the dramatic story of Jonathan Daniels, a 26-year-old seminary student and civil rights worker from New Hampshire, who was shot to death by a deputy sheriff in Hayneville, Alabama, on the afternoon of August 20, 1965. The bullet was intended for a young black woman that Daniels pushed to the ground, thus saving her life. The deputy was acquitted by an all-white male jury in a trial that garnered national attention. Daniels was named as a Christian martyr and his name inscribed at Canterbury Cathedral. His martyrdom is remembered by the Episcopal Church on August 14, the day of his arrest in Ft. Deposit, Alabama. Wednesday, August 7, noon, Central Library.

Marianne Weber
Marianne M. Weber is a freelance writer, social worker, and author of Truman Capote’s Southern Years (University of Alabama Press). She lectures on Capote’s and Harper Lee’s Monroeville, Alabama. She is a book reviewer for First Draft, The Montgomery Advertiser, and others. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama and is a former board member of Alabama Writers’ Forum and Writing Today. Her deep interest in social justice led her to research and write about Alabama’s rich civil rights history.

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