Keene in Cheshire County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
Jonathan Myrick Daniels
1939 - 1965
Civil Rights activist Daniels worshiped at St. James Episcopal Church during his high school years. Born in Keene, he graduated from Virginia Military Institute before entering the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, MA. While studying for the priesthood, he went south to assist with voter registration. On August 20, 1965 in Hayneville, AL, Daniels was shot and killed as he stepped in front of a young African-American coworker, saving her life. His funeral was held at St. James.
Erected 2011 by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 226.)
Location. 42° 56′ N, 72° 16.82′ W. Marker is in Keene, New Hampshire, in Cheshire County. Marker is at the intersection of West Street and St. James Street, on the right when traveling east on West Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on front lawn of St. James Episcopal Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 44 West Street, Keene NH 03431, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Deacon Josiah Fisher (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Fort (approx. half a mile away); The Old Road to Boston (approx. Keene Glass Industry (approx. 0.7 miles away); The First Meeting House in Upper Ashuelot (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hampshire Pottery (approx. one mile away); Pierce Shops (approx. 7.3 miles away); Park Hill Meeting House (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keene.
Also see . . . Wikipedia - Jonathan Daniels. (Submitted on July 21, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Categories. • African Americans • Charity & Public Work • Churches, Etc. • Civil Rights •
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