About Jonathan Daniels
Jonathan Myrick Daniels was a native of Keene, New Hampshire, and seminarian at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Heeding the plea of Dr. Martin Luther King for clergy to become more actively involved in the Civil Rights movement, he traveled to Alabama in 1965 to assist with voter registration efforts in the South. During a confrontation, he sacrificed his life to save the life of fellow protester Ruby Sales, a sixteen-year-old African American girl. Jonathan Daniels became an inspiration to all who believe in the importance of social responsibility.
The Monadnock International Film Festival joins the Jonathan Daniels Center for Social Responsibility to honor his memory by presenting the Jonathan Daniels Award to a filmmaker(s) who uses the transformative power of film to tell stories of hope, redemption and justice.