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Viola Fauver Gregg Liuzzo
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- Deleted1
 Added: Jul. 3, 2014
 

- vckjrkns
 Added: Jul. 3, 2014
 
What a courageous woman to join the battle for civil rights, and give your life for justice and freedom.
- R S Lasswell
 Added: Jul. 2, 2014
 

- lotggle (Lonial Ellison)
 Added: May. 24, 2014
 

- Zo
 Added: May. 11, 2014
 

- Kate Duvall
 Added: Apr. 1, 2014
 
Angel Day blessings.
- Kate Duvall
 Added: Mar. 3, 2014
 

- Paul Sutton Kamalsky
 Added: Feb. 3, 2014
 

- Kate Dahlquist
 Added: Jan. 3, 2014
 

- Art Wells
 Added: Dec. 29, 2013
 

- CK3
 Added: Aug. 18, 2013
 

- Lance
 Added: Jun. 13, 2013
 

- Kate Duvall
 Added: Apr. 4, 2013
 

- Kate Duvall
 Added: Mar. 1, 2013
 

- Lena Ward
 Added: Mar. 1, 2013
 
You were a brave woman, thank you for not giving into racism and herd mentality.
- Butterflyy
 Added: Mar. 1, 2013
 

- Vickie Oates Woods
 Added: Feb. 28, 2013
 

- Tx☆Oma
 Added: Feb. 25, 2013
 
Your bravery was unsurpassed , we will NEVER forget you!
- Nia Imani-Diarra
 Added: Jan. 20, 2013
 
Viola, we still weep, even 47 years on.
- Donald Thompson
 Added: Jan. 5, 2013
 
I could never have done what you did. You were so very brave!
- gertrude
 Added: Dec. 22, 2012
 
...and happy New Year!
- Kate Duvall
 Added: Dec. 8, 2012
 
Born in 1925 in Pennsylvania and raised in the Jim Crow South, Viola Fauver Gregg Liuzzo felt compelled to join the struggle for civil rights. The Detroit resident had joined the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People by 1943.Viola's children remember her always standing up for what she believed to be fair and just. As a prenursing student at Wayne State University, Viola marched in the 1964 Civil Rights March in Detroit, after which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. perfected his "I Have a Dream" speech at Cobo Hall. His call to action, couple with the news of "Bloody Sunday" in Selma, Ala., inspired Viola to travel to Selma.Here she volunteered for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. On March 25, 1965, Viola marched from Selma to Montgomery with 25,000 others led by Dr. King. That night, while driving her car Leroy Moton, a young African American civil rights activist, Viola was gunned down by four members of the Ku Klux Klan. Viola tried to outrun the men, singing, "We Shall Overcome," but it was reported that the Klansmen pulled alongside her car and fired the fatal bullets. Viola died instantly. Her passenger, Leroy Moton, was unharmed.President Lyndon Johnson, in a call to Viola's husband, Anthony, declared, "I don't think she died in vain because this is going to be a battle, all out as far as I'm concerned." Even though Viola's death brought a number of attempts to discredit her, many historians consider Viola's murder an impetus for the passage of the Nationwide Voting Rights Act of 1965. Previously the act had stalled in Congress.Viola's life is recounted in the award-winning 2003 documentary "Home of the Brave" and the books "From Selma to Sorrow" and "Murder on the Highway: The Viola Liuzzo Story." Remembered for making the ultimate sacrifice, Viola was also a hero in life who believed in and fought for what is fair and just.
- Daniel Pletcher
 Added: Nov. 23, 2012
 

- Kate Duvall
 Added: Nov. 16, 2012
 

- Bobbie C Dotson
 Added: Nov. 13, 2012
 

- Joyce
 Added: Nov. 2, 2012
 

- Kate Duvall
 Added: Oct. 7, 2012
 

- Troll's Bridge
 Added: Sep. 25, 2012
 

- Misty Eyes
 Added: Jul. 24, 2012
 
Happy Independence Day!
- Kate Duvall
 Added: Jul. 4, 2012
 

- Misty Eyes
 Added: Jul. 2, 2012
 

- Misty Eyes
 Added: Jun. 30, 2012
 

- Lance
 Added: Jun. 26, 2012
 

- Anna
 Added: Jun. 19, 2012
 

- Angelmom
 Added: May. 26, 2012
 
Happy Mother's Day!
- Kate Duvall
 Added: May. 1, 2012
 

- Broken~♥~Heart
 Added: May. 1, 2012
 

- Doe✰Gurl
 Added: Apr. 19, 2012
 

- Always lovingly honored & respected, Deborah
 Added: Apr. 19, 2012
 
Happy birthday and Easter!
- Kate Duvall
 Added: Apr. 3, 2012
 

- Kate Duvall
 Added: Mar. 1, 2012
 

- Karen
 Added: Feb. 23, 2012
 

- Jenny x
 Added: Feb. 15, 2012
 
I have been a middle grades teacher for almost 40 years and have shared your story and sacrifice with every class that I have taught. Your dedication helped me to achieve my goals. You will never be forgotten! May you rest in eternal peace.
- Sandi
 Added: Jan. 16, 2012
 

- Broken~♥~Heart
 Added: Jan. 3, 2012
 

- Doe✰Gurl
 Added: Jan. 3, 2012
 

- Art Stafford
 Added: Dec. 27, 2011
 

- Noor
 Added: Dec. 25, 2011
 

- Rachael
 Added: Dec. 24, 2011
 
...and New Year's blessings.
- Kate Duvall
 Added: Dec. 16, 2011
 
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