On February 26, 1965, Alabama civil rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson died after he was brutally beaten and shot by Alabama State Trooper James Bonard Fowler during a peaceful voting rights march on February 18, 1965. His death would spark the Selma to Montgomery marches, organized by Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) Director of Direct Action James Bevel, in an effort to channel community outrage.
HARRIET TUBMAN THEATER
SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 4 & 7:30 P.M.
Award winning performer Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye brings the indomitable spirit of Fannie Lou Hamer to life. In commemoration of the 50th anniversaries of several Civil Rights milestones, Mzuri delivers a spellbinding performance featuring storytelling, song and a video montage. In honor of Women’s History Month, join us for an amazing one-woman play about courage and perseverance.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 11, 2015
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Freedom Center welcomes world-renowned archaeologist
Zahi Hawass presents lecture on the mysteries of the Pyramids and the Sphinx
Werner Coppel was born in Mörs, Germany, on February 22, 1925. Werner was from a middle-class German Jewish family. At the age of 15, Werner became highly involved in a Zionist youth group called Hachshara, one of many such groups that were set up throughout Europe.
Thursday, Feb. 26, 10 a.m. student groups
Friday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m. student groups
Saturday, Feb. 28, 1 p.m. general public
Thursday, February 5, 2015
4:30-6:30 p.m. at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Exhibit opening: January 30