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John Fleming

The Anniston Star
Anniston, AL

John Fleming’s baptism in newspapers came early. His mother ran a small weekly newspaper in South Alabama, where John grew up seeing the crucial role solid journalism plays in the complex race-conscious society that is the Deep South. Fleming’s groundbreaking work on the 1965 shooting of Jimmie Lee Jackson in Marion, whose death triggered the impulse for what became the Selma-to-Montgomery March, led prosecutors to bring charges against a former Alabama state trooper.