Jonathan Daniels Walking Tour
Name: Jonathan Daniels Walking Tour
Date: September 6, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 PM EDT
Join Cheshire Medical Center’s Cheshire Walkers club for a beginner’s hike in downtown Keene. Jonathan Myrick Daniels was shot and killed by an off-duty deputy in Hayneville, Alabama, while saving the life of an African-American teenager Ruby Sales on August 20, 1965. A native of Keene, Daniels became an Episcopalian pastor and civil rights activist by his early 20s. In 1965, he answered Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s call for clergy to come south to participate in the Civil Rights Movement in Selma, Alabama. In 1991, Daniels was made a martyr by the Episcopal Church, one of two Americans recognized as such to date. With seven stops on this walking tour, the public is invited to celebrate Daniels’ life by revisiting community landmarks that once nurtured him into adulthood. Footing: Easy Breathing: Easy Approximate Length: 1.7 miles.