Viola Liuzzo Statue



March 25, 1965 - The Murder of Viola Liuzzo

On March 25, 1965, Viola Liuzzo, a white housewife from Detroit, was murdered by four Klansmen. Earlier that month, Liuzzo traveled to Alabama to march with and assist peaceful demonstrators along the journey from Selma to Montgomery.

In this edition of Moments in Civil Rights History, a collaboration of Comcast and the Equal Justice Initiative, justice is served following multiple lengthy hurdles – including an initial acquittal.

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