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Black civil rights activist recalls white ally who took a sh
Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:15
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Black civil rights activist recalls white ally who took a shotgun blast for her
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By all rights, Ruby Sales should have been killed on Friday, Aug. 20, 1965.

She should have been hit by the shotgun blast fired by the enraged white man on the porch of the general store in rural Alabama.

Her life should have ended at 17, an African American college student and civil rights worker, gunned down under a Coca-Cola sign in the fight for freedom and justice.

But there she was Sunday morning, age 67, in St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Northwest Washington, given a half-century of life by a white seminarian named Jonathan Myrick Daniels who pushed her aside and died in her place.

She sat in an ornate wooden chair in the chancel of the church, the decades having taken a toll on her eyesight and her knees, and called herself “a remnant” of the great civil rights generation now passing from the stage.

She spoke of the Saturday death of her friend and civil rights elder Julian Bond. She gave thanks for him, and for Daniels, who “in the twinkle of an eye” 50 years ago this week exchanged his white, privileged life for that of a precocious black teenager.

“It is a sweet moment to remember, even in the midst of sadness,” she told the congregation gathered under the dark wooden beams of the venerable church to worship and hear her preach.

“Thanks be to God,” she said.

But she also said that it was deeply troubling that the same hate that killed Daniels in 1965 “is as alive and virulent today as it was then . . . 50 years after Jonathan’s death, my soul cannot rest.”

Much has been written about Daniels, the 26-year-old Episcopal seminarian from New Hampshire who was killed that hot afternoon in Hayneville, Ala.

COMMENT
Billy Ray Valentine
August 17, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Many fair minded Caucasians who acknowledge the unfair treatment of non whites are reluctant to speak out because they themselves could/will be victims.


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