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Viola Liuzzo was murdered on March 25, 1965 after the Selma-to-Montgomery Civil Rights March. She is the only white woman honored at the Montgomery Civil Rights Memorial.


Viola Liuzzo (1925-1965) She Died Fighting For Civil Rights Viola Fauver Liuzzo belonged to the NAACP at the height of the civil rights movement. In 1965, she marched with Martin Luther King from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to protest discrimination. Afterwards, Liuzzo and her black co-worker, Leroy Merton, drove marchers to the airport. On one trip, they were spotted by four Ku Klux Klansmen who guessed that a white woman and a black man traveling together were civil rights activists.


Viola Liuzzo : civil rights volunteer, killed by Ku Klux Klan in Alabama, March 25, 1965


Killed For Taking Part In 'Everybody's Fight'

Another civil rights martyr in Lowdes County, Alabama, Viola Liuzzo carries her shoes while walking with other activists, hours before she was shot and killed in 1965. Sally Liuzzo-Prado, one of five of Viola's children, says her mother walked barefoot whenever she could. "She just hated shoes." When her body was removed from the car she was shot in, she was barefoot.

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from CBS News

How one woman died defending racial equality

Fifty years ago, Congress delivered President Johnson a Civil Rights Bill, thanks in part to people like Viola Liuzzo