17-year-old civil rights activist Ruby Sales didn’t have time to think, that hot August day in 1965 in Fort Deposit, Alabama. She’d gone to buy sodas for fellow members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and supporters, just released from a week in prison, when Tom Coleman fired his shotgun at the group. 26-year-old Episcopal seminarian and activist Jonathan Daniels pushed Sales out of the line of fire, taking the shot – and dying instantly. The tragedy set Sales on a lifetime course of social and spiritual activism, and her story is one you have to hear on this 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Justice.

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