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Viola Liuzzo Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP001745
Abstract On March 25, 1965, Viola Liuzzo, a Wayne State University student and mother, was shot and killed by members of the Ku Klux Klan after participating in civil rights protests in Alabama. The impact of Liuzzo’s death was felt across the country. Despite a FBI informant's eyewitness testimony at the trial of the three Klansmen, none of the men were found guilty of murder. Liuzzo's family, as well as two civil rights workers involved in the 1965 protest, would later file unsuccessful suits against...
Dates: 1953 - 1998; Majority of material found within 1965 - 1983

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  • Subject: Freedom Rides, 1961 X