Jonathan Daniels, 1939-1965

Operation Southern Justice

The Episcopal Church added Jonathan Daniels to the Church Calendar in 1991. His life and ministry are remembered on August 14. Members of ESCRU felt that Daniel’s alleged murderer, Tom Coleman, was acquitted wrongfully and that white juries would continue to fail to convict those that should be found guilty of race and hate crimes. In response to the acquittal, ESCRU launched Operation Southern Justice, a campaign and lawsuit undertaken in conjunction with the National Council of Churches and other groups to integrate southern juries. [Sources]

Article By Daniels, “Burning Bush”

Article written by Jonathan Daniels and reprinted posthumously in The New Hampshire Churchman, 1965.