Blood brother : Jonathan Daniels and his sacrifice for civil rights

Wallace, Rich, author

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  • Creator Rich Wallace + Sandra Neil Wallace
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication First edition. Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights, [2016] ©2016
  • Physical Details
    • 352 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • ISBNs 162979094X, 9781629790947
  • OCLC ocn936534471


  • "Jonathan Daniels, a white seminary student from New Hampshire, traveled to Selma, Alabama, in 1965 to help with voter registration of black residents. After the voting rights marches, he remained in Alabama, in the area known as "Bloody Lowndes," an extremely dangerous area for white freedom fighters, to assist civil rights workers. Five months later, Jonathan Daniels was shot and killed while saving the life of Ruby Sales, a black teenager. Through Daniels's poignant letters, papers, photographs, and taped interviews, authors Rich Wallace and Sandra Neil Wallace explore what led Daniels to the moment of his death, the trial of his murderer, and how these events helped reshape both the legal and political climate of Lowndes County and the nation."--Publisher's website.


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-337) and index.


  • Crossing boundaries -- Behind the eight ball -- Military interference -- Quietly frantic -- Bloody Sunday -- Open hostility -- Higher stakes -- A life in danger -- Segregated worship -- Bloody Lowndes -- Stripped of color -- No back doors -- Jailed -- An eerie quiet -- Saying goodbye -- The Coleman trial -- The southern way -- Jonathan's revolution -- Epilogue: a life continues -- A note from the authors -- The ears have it: a note on our research -- Timeline -- Bibliography -- For further information -- Source notes -- Index
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