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A Celebration of the Life and Work of Jonathan Myrick Daniels

August 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dioceses of Alabama to Offer Virtual Celebration

For over 20 years, the life and martyrdom of Jonathan Myrick Daniels have been remembered through a pilgrimage to Hayneville, Alabama, co-sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama with the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast. Due to the ongoing pandemic precautions, the 2021 event will be a virtual celebration of Jonathan Daniels’ life and work combatting voter suppression, and the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological will join as a co-sponsor.

The celebration will be streamed on the Diocese of Alabama’s Facebook Page and YouTube Channel. This is not only a momentous time in our country’s history for discussions about race but also an opportunity to spread widely the story to those who are unable to physically participate and to those who have yet to hear the account of Jonathan Daniels and others killed during the civil rights movement. The virtual celebration will include prayers and the Roll Call of the Martyrs offered from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Selma, the parish where Daniels worshipped and helped to integrate, as well as contemporary remarks from the Episcopal bishops from the Dioceses of Alabama and the Central Gulf Coast, community members, and representatives of Virginia Military Institute.

The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Kim Jackson, who serves as a Senator for Georgia State Senate District 41, representing portions of Dekalb and Gwinnett counties. Kim works every day to build a safer, fairer, and more prosperous Georgia, and bring the diverse voices of her district to the Capitol: immigrants, refugees, and people living on the margins.

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Date:
August 14, 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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