The Lowndes County Jailhouse is a historic building located in Hayneville, Alabama. It was built in 1912 and served as the county jail until the early 2000s. The jailhouse is significant for its role in the Civil Rights Movement, as it was the location where many activists were held for their participation in protests and demonstrations.
In 1965, several activists, including Jonathan Daniels, were jailed in the Lowndes County Jailhouse after being arrested for participating in a voting rights march. The conditions in the jail were harsh, with overcrowding, poor sanitation, and limited access to food and water.
Today, the jailhouse has been preserved as a historic site and serves as a museum dedicated to the history of the Civil Rights Movement in Lowndes County. Visitors can see the cells where activists were held, as well as exhibits on the history of the jail and the struggle for voting rights in the county. The Lowndes County Jailhouse is a powerful reminder of the sacrifices made by activists in the fight for justice and equality.