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. Wikipedia
Viola Liuzzo is a member of the following lists: American Unitarian Universalists, 1925 births, Wayne State University alumni, African Americans' rights activists, Civil rights activists, COINTELPRO targets, 1965 deaths, American pacifists, Assassinated American civil rights activists and Ku Klux Klan crimes.
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