Jon Daniels 2019.Richard F Morrisroe.Tom Roy

At the memorial Eucharist after yesterday’s march in Hayneville, Richard F. Morrisroe, a former Roman Catholic priest who was shot and nearly killed with Jonathan Daniels, shared memories of those days in 1965 when he, Jonathan, Ruby Sales and hundreds of others answered Martin Luther King Jr.’s call to “Come to Selma” to register black voters as full citizens of the United States. The Eucharist is held in the same courtroom where an all-white jury acquitted Jonathan’s killer of manslaughter and let him walk free. The town has never recovered from its shame. (The Rev. Tom Roy)

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