First White Woman Murdered In The Civil Rights Movement Remembered

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

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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