Viola Liuzzo

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Birthday
11, 1925
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Mar 25, 1965 (39)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
11, 1925
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Mar 25, 1965 (39)

About

White Unitarian Universalist civil rights activist who became a martyr for her cause when she was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan after the Selma to Montgomery marches.

Before Fame

She dropped out of high school after one year.

Trivia

Her name is inscribed on the civil rights memorial located in Montgomery, Alabama.

Family Life

She married and divorced at the age of 16, then married George Argyris and had two children; she later married Anthony Liuzzo and had three more children.

Associated With

Lyndon B. Johnson ordered an investigation after her death but the men who were arrested and committed the crime were acquitted by the state.