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Gravesite of Jimmy Lee Jackson

29. GRAVESITE OF JIMMY LEE JACKSON-[Highway 14 East, Approx. 5 miles] Jimmy Lee Jackson was a victim of the civil rights struggle of the Sixties. On...

29. GRAVESITE OF JIMMY LEE JACKSON-[Highway 14 East, Approx. 5 miles]

Jimmy Lee Jackson was a victim of the civil rights struggle of the Sixties. On February 18, 1965, the 26 year old Marion native, Jimmie Lee Jackson, was shot by an Alabama State Trooper while participating in a civil rights march in Marion. He later died as a result of infection caused by the gun shot. His death incited the community and was one of the catalysts for the 1965 Selma to Montgomery civil rights march.

Jimmie Lee Jackson’s gravesite is located on Highway 14 East about 5 miles from Marion.

Discover Perry County Call 1.334.526.3061 Site #29 Gravesite of Jimmy Lee Jackson

GPS Coordinates: 32.658131, -87.273057

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