Ruby Sales to appear at Daniels pilgrimage in Hayneville
HAYNEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The woman whose life was saved when civil rights advocate Jonathan Myrick Daniels shielded her from a shotgun blast during a 1965 voting rights campaign will take part in a pilgrimage honoring him and others.
Ruby Sales, founder and co-director of Spirit House, will join the Bishop Todd Ousley of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan as featured guests at the pilgrimage in Hayneville on Saturday.
Daniels was an Episcopal seminarian who joined the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in helping register black voters in Alabama.
He was shot and killed on Aug. 20, 1965, while shielding the then-16-year-old Sales from a shotgun blast as she attempted to enter a store. Daniels was added to the Episcopal Church Calendar of Saints and Martyrs in 1994.