Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama
 

USA Today: Civil rights leaders seek new voting protections

Aug 5, 2015
In The News

In late February 1965, during the heat of the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama and a few days after the shooting death of Jimmie Lee Jackson by Alabama State Troopers, a Marion civil rights activist named Lucy Foster suggested a response.

“We should take his damn body and put it at the feet of Gov. (George) Wallace,” Foster told other civil rights leaders, according to Albert Turner Jr.

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