Fifty years ago, an Alabama state trooper shot civil rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson. His death set off the historic marches from Selma to Montgomery a few weeks later.
Jazz drummer Art Blakey was such a hard hitting drummer he was called the jazz tiger. He started the Jazz Messengers with Horace Silver in 1954, and kept it going with different artists for over thirty years. His band was a jazz university for many young players who went on to become jazz giants themselves. Hear the many messengers of Art Blakey, tonight on the 9 o'clock special.