Foot Soldier honored by Dallas County Commission

Published 9:36 am Friday, April 7, 2023

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One of the surviving Foot Soldiers was recently honored by the Dallas County Commission.

George Sallie, 94, who participated in the Bloody Sunday event on March 7, 1965, received a plaque from the Dallas County Commission for his bravery and courage during the Civil Rights movement during the 1950’s and 1960’s.

Dallas County Commissioner Connell Towns called Sallie a major reason he got into politics.

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“I met George Sallie when I moved to Selmont,” Town said. “He’s one of the men that paved the way for me to become a Dallas County Commissioner.”

Dallas County Probate Judge Jimmy Nunn said Sallie should always be honored for sacrificing his life during racial injustice.