Video: Remembering Jonathan Daniels

By Mary Frances Schjonberg
Posted Aug 13, 2015

[Episcopal News Service] As the United States faces anew the racial tensions that divide the country, Episcopalians and others are reflecting on the sacrifice of Jonathan Daniels who was martyred 50 years ago this month during his time working for civil rights. Daniels, 26, died from a nearly point-blank shotgun blast fired by a Lowndes County, Alabama, employee on Aug. 20, 1965. In dying, Daniels saved 17-year-old Ruby Sales when he pulled her from in front of him.