Jonathan Daniels

Civil Rights Leader

Birthday March 20, 1939

Birth Sign Pisces

Birthplace New Hampshire

DEATH DATE Aug 20, 1965 (26)

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White Episcopal seminarian and martyr of the Civil Rights Movement who was murdered while defending a black unarmed teenage girl.

Before Fame

He graduated as Valedictorian of his high school.


His assassination helped spur support for the Civil Rights Movement among members of the Episcopal church partially because many couldn't believe that an educated white person could be a victim of such a crime.

Family Life

He was raised by his parents, Phillip Brock Daniels and Constance Weaver.

Associated With

He participated in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s nonviolent protests.