Blog entries by John Fleming
A white former Alabama state trooper has pleaded guilty to killing a black civil rights worker 45 years ago at the height of the civil rights movement. Seventy-seven-year-old James Bonard Fowler was sentenced to six months in prison for the 1965 shooting of 26-year-old Jimmie Lee Jackson during a melee in a restaurant in Marion, Alabama. Democracy Now! speaks to John Fleming, the reporter to whom Fowler first confessed and a founder of The Civil Rights Cold Case Project, and Democratic House member John Lewis of Georgia, a leading figure of the civil rights movement.