Date of Birth : Mar 20, 1939
Date of Death : Aug 20, 1965
Jonathan Myrick Daniels was an Episcopal seminarian and civil rights activist. In 1965 he was murdered by a shotgun-wielding construction worker, Tom Coleman, who was a special county deputy, in Hayneville, Alabama while in the act of saving 17 year old Ruby Sales, a young woman civil rights activist. They both were working in the Civil Rights Movement in Lowndes County. Daniels' death generated further support for the Civil Rights Movement.
In 1991 Daniels was designated as a martyr in the Episcopal church, and is recognized annually. He is memorialized in the Civil Rights Movement and other venues.