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Viola Liuzzo (1925 - 1965) was a white civil rights activist from Detroit, Michigan. A wife and a mother of five, Liuzzo was murdered by Klansmen after the 1965 voting rights march in Selma, Alabama.
On 25 March 1965, a group of Ku Klu Klan members shot and killed Viola Liuzzo as she was driving marchers from Montgomery to Selma, Alabama.