Jonathan Daniels may be the most important Civil Rights hero you’ve never heard about. Rich and Sandra Wallace aim to correct that injustice with their new book, Blood Brother. The subtitle says a lot: Jonathan Daniels and His Sacrifice for Civil Rights. Daniels makes the ultimate sacrifice, and he does so with his eyes open all the way. He understands the risks of fighting against Southern racism: “No white outsider here is entirely safe…. The possibility of death, whether immediate or remote, cannot be a deciding factor for me.” But his idealism pushed him forward: “My freedom depends upon everyone having their freedom.” What an inspiration!
Wallace, Sandra and Rich. Blood Brother: Jonathon Daniels and his Sacrifice for Civil Rights. Honesdale: Calkins Creek, 2016.