T. O. Harris Papers
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This collection consists of materials created and kept by Marion, Alabama, Chief of Police T. O. Harris. The bulk of the materials are photocopies of police reports, articles, and other materials relating to Civil Rights activities in Marion, Perry County, Alabama, around the time that Jimmy Lee Jackson was attacked and shot in Marion. His death on February 26, 1965, led to the Selma marches. The collection includes thirty photographs of Civil Rights activities in Marion in February 1965.
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Materials saved by the chief of Marion, Alabama, police including legislative reports, police reports, photos, newspaper articles, letters, affidavits concerning demonstrations in Marion, Selma, and Montgomery, Alabama.
Gift of Thomas O. Harris, 19??; addition, 1993
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Until November 11, 2021, this collection had been titled "Civil Rights, Marion, Alabama Police Department." After further review, Special Collections staff renamed it the "T. O. Harris Papers" to more accurately reflect the creator of the materials.
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- April 2016; revised 2021
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