Never forget this man and what he risked to unite our country. “The end of violence or the aftermath of violence is bitterness. The aftermath of nonviolence is reconciliation and the creation of a beloved community. A boycott is never an end within itself. It is merely a means to awaken a sense of shame within the oppressor but the end is reconciliation, the end is redemption.” - The Power of Nonviolence, 1957
Viola Fauver Gregg Liuzzo (April 11, 1925 – March 25, 1965) was a Unitarian Universalist civil rights activist and mother of three from Detroit, Michigan, who was murdered at age 39 by Ku Klux Klan members after the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches in Alabama. One of the Klansmen in the car from which the shots were fired was a FBI informant. (rw)
Alabama deputy discovers civil rights era artifacts
Martin Luther King sitting for his mug shot. With all the people, black & white, who went to jail during the Civil Rights Movement, when will it begin to occur to most Americans that all the people who do get arrested can't be guilty.
Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed by James Earl Ray at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. His death shocked the country rocked by riots, civil discord, and a controversial war. ABC news did a 45 anniversary photo release of photos documenting the death of slain leader Martin Luther King Jr. #MLK #JamesEarlRay #LorraineMotel