My dear Holyrood family,
The episcopal liturgical calendar honors today the life of Jonathan Myrick Daniels an Episcopal seminarian and civil rights activist. On a day like today, on August 14, 1965, Daniels was one of a group of 29 protesters, including members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), who went to Fort Deposit, Alabama, to picket its whites-only stores. All of the protesters were arrested. They were transported in a garbage truck and taken to jail in the nearby town of Hayneville.