Daughter of civil right's martyr shares her mother's life and legacy

12/12/13 Robert Lorei
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Violet Liuzzo

Today on Radioactivity we revisit the case of one of the martyrs of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Violet Liuzzo was murdered as she was helping people who attended a civil rights march in Birmingham Alabama.

Rob Lorei speaks with Sally Liuzzo the daughter of Violet. Sally’s mom was a housewife from Detroit. The mother of five children who in March 1965 heard about the brutality against civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama on what’s come to be known as Bloody Sunday and felt compelled to do something. She drove south from her home and helped transport people to a rally in Montgomery Alabama demanding that people be allowed to peacefully march without be assaulted by police.

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