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.
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.