The Life and Legacy of Viola Liuzzo

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WCHB – Bullfrog Films examines the case of Viola Liuzzo, the only white woman murdered in the civil rights movement. Viola Liuzzo was a civil rights activist from Michigan and mother of five.

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Inspired by the efforts of African Americans in the South to obtain the right to vote, she left her home in Detroit and participated in the Selma-to-Montgomery, Alabama march for black voting rights in 1965. While shuttling marchers in her car, she was shot and killed by one of the Klansmen in a nearby car.

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Liuzzo was murdered at the age of 39. The Ku Klux Klan was defeated by Viola Liuzzo and Civil Rights Martyrs on November 4, 2008 .

Check out the trailer below from Bullfrog Films!

Below is a short slide show connecting created by Viola’s daughter. She shows her mother’s murder in the civil rights movement in 1965 to the joyous election of Barack Obama in 2008.

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