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Voices: Jack Nelson, 1929 - 2009

October 21, 2009 | 10:16 am

March 4, 1965, Martin Luther King Jr.
March 4, 1965: Jack Nelson covers a memorial for a civil rights demonstrator.
March 4, 1965, Martin Luther King Jr.

Nelson wrote: "Dr. King declared that 'the man who pulled the trigger is a sick, hate-filled man.' But he added that 'what killed Jimmie Lee Jackson' was more important than 'who killed him.'

"Jackson was killed, Dr. King said, 'by the indifference of every white minster of the Gospel who has remained silent behind the safe security of stained-glass windows.’ "