Jonathan Myrick Daniels, Civil Rights Movement martyr

Here is a documentary by filmmaker Larry Benaquist about the life and death of Jonathan Myrick Daniels, a young Episcopal seminarian from New Hampshire who was murdered by a deputy sheriff in Lowndes County, Alabama on August 20, 1965. He had been released from jail just moments before, following his arrest during a nonviolent civil rights demonstration. I was working with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s SCOPE Project in Sussex County, Virginia, at the time of his death.

Here Am I, Send Me: The Story of Jonathan Daniels from Episcopal Marketplace on Vimeo.

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