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Viola Liuzzo
photo credit: CindyCelebs
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Age 39
Birthday 11 April, 1925
Birthplace California, Pennsylvania, USA
Died 25 March, 1965
Place of Death Lowndes County, Alabama, USA
Hair Color Blonde
Zodiac Sign Aries
Nationality American
Occupation Activist
Claim to Fame Unitarian Universalist civil rights activist from Michigan
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Viola Fauver Gregg Liuzzo (April 11, 1925 – March 25, 1965) was a Unitarian Universalist civil rights activist from Michigan. In March 1965 Liuzzo, then a housewife and mother of 5 with a history of local activism, heeded the call of Martin Luther King Jr and traveled from Detroit, Michigan to Selma, Alabama in the wake of the Bloody Sunday attempt at marching across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Liuzzo participated in the successful Selma to Montgomery marches and helped with coordination and logistics. Driving back from a trip shuttling fellow activists to the Montgomery airport, she was shot dead by members of the Ku Klux Klan. She was 39 years old.

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