Jonathan Myrick Daniels


On August 20, 1965, Lowndes County Sheriff s Office (LCSO) Special Deputy Thomas Coleman, the subject, fatally shot Jonathan Daniels, the victim. Earlier that day, the 26-year-old victim, a white seminary student, was released from the jail in Hayneville, Alabama where he had been detained following a voting rights demonstration in Fort Deposit, Alabama. The victim was released from the jail along with XXXXXXXXXX, who was a XXXXXXXXXX, and two young African-American women.

Incident Date: 
Friday, August 20, 1965
Case Name: 
Jonathan Myrick Daniels
Industry Code: 
Civil Rights Division
Updated October 6, 2016