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)
USA. Selma, Alabama. 1965. The Great Freedom March. Car of Viola Liuzzo, a white civil rights worker from Detroit, who was driving to Selma with 19-year-old Leroy Morton, when they were forced off the road, shot and killed.
These people were murdered during the Selma voting rights campaign of 1965. Jimmie Lee Jackson, Viola Liuzzo, James Reeb and Jonathan Daniels represent the dozens of documented cases of American citizens who were attacked and killed for seeking to vote or helping others to vote. This is serious. Take the time today to exercise your right. It was not given freely. It was hard fought and deserves respect. #vote via Ava DuVernay's instgram @ directher
Killed For Taking Part In 'Everybody's Fight' Viola Liuzzo, was killed by Ku Klux Klan members following a voting rights march in Alabama in 1965. Liuzzo was the only white woman protester to die in the civil rights movement.
The Informant: The FBI, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Murder of Viola Liuzzo
Viola Liuzzo left her Detroit home in 1965 to join the legions of protesters at the Voting Rights March in Selma, ultimately meeting her end at the hands of the Klan. Was she a housewife looking to rebel? An advocate meddling in affairs that weren't her to begin with? An FBI coverup unveiled? Explore the life of Liuzzo in "Vindicating Viola Liuzzo" by Mary Stanton, Alabama Heritage, Fall 2010, Issue 98. #AlabamaHistory #CivilRights #FBI