Viola Liuzzo (1925-1965) aided protesters during the civil rights movement and she was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan. She was a mother of 5.

Viola Liuzzo (1925-1965) aided protesters during the civil rights movement and she was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan. She was a mother of 5.

On March 25, 1965, Viola Liuzzo, a middle-class white housewife from Detroit, Michigan, was shot and killed in Lowndesboro, Alabama. Hours after the successful Selma-to-Montgomery march ended, she …

On March 25, 1965, Viola Liuzzo, a middle-class white housewife from Detroit, Michigan, was shot and killed in Lowndesboro, Alabama. Hours after the successful Selma-to-Montgomery march ended, she …

Viola Liuzzo left her children in the care of family, and contacted the SCLC who tasked her with delivering aid to various locations, welcoming and recruiting volunteers and transporting volunteers and marchers to and from airports, bus terminals and train stations, for which she volunteered the use of her car, a 1963 Oldsmobile. She later participated in the successful march from Selma to Montgomery. Viola Liuzzo's funeral was held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic church on 3/30 in…

Viola Liuzzo left her children in the care of family, and contacted the SCLC who tasked her with delivering aid to various locations, welcoming and recruiting volunteers and transporting volunteers and marchers to and from airports, bus terminals and train stations, for which she volunteered the use of her car, a 1963 Oldsmobile. She later participated in the successful march from Selma to Montgomery. Viola Liuzzo's funeral was held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic church on 3/30 in…

Viola Liuzzo was shot to death by Ku Klux Klan members following a voting rights march in Alabama.

Killed For Taking Part In 'Everybody's Fight'

Viola Liuzzo was shot to death by Ku Klux Klan members following a voting rights march in Alabama.

Another civil rights martyr in Lowdes County, Alabama, Viola Liuzzo carries her shoes while walking with other activists, hours before she was shot and killed in 1965. Sally Liuzzo-Prado, one of five of Viola's children, says her mother walked barefoot whenever she could. "She just hated shoes." When her body was removed from the car she was shot in, she was barefoot.

Killed For Taking Part In 'Everybody's Fight'

Another civil rights martyr in Lowdes County, Alabama, Viola Liuzzo carries her shoes while walking with other activists, hours before she was shot and killed in 1965. Sally Liuzzo-Prado, one of five of Viola's children, says her mother walked barefoot whenever she could. "She just hated shoes." When her body was removed from the car she was shot in, she was barefoot.

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.

Killed For Taking Part In 'Everybody's Fight'

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.

In 1991, civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo was

In 1991, civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo was

Viola Liuzzo's murder made her a scapegoat. It also sparked passage of the Voting Rights Act, which may soon be overturned.

The voting rights martyr who divided America - CNNPolitics.com

Viola Liuzzo's murder made her a scapegoat. It also sparked passage of the Voting Rights Act, which may soon be overturned.

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