Judson's production of JimmyLee ran March 5 through 7 to record crowds. The historical drama opened Jubilee in Selma and had three performances in Jimmie Lee Jackson's hometown, at Judson College in Marion, Alabama.
JimmyLee is the story of how the death of civii rights protestor Jimmie Lee Jackson led to the historic Selma March and Bloody Sunday. The drama is directed by veteran performing artist and activist Billie Jean Young, who also wrote the play.
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Two seminal events in America's civil rights movement were sparked by the killing of Jimmie Lee Jackson of Marion, Ala. Chased by Alabama State troopers for protesting with local citizens, he was trying to protect his mother and grandfather when he was shot.