Dedication of statue of Viola Luizzo at the Viola Luizzo Park in Detroit, Michigan on July 23, 2019.

Viola Luizzo, age 39, mother of five children, drove to Selma in 1965 in response to Dr. Martin Luther King’s call for “people of good will’ to come to Selma after “Bloody Sunday”.
She was murdered by the Klan on March 25, 1965 as she drove a young man from Montgomery back to Selma after the end of the Selma to Montgomery March earlier that day.

Sean Barron, Kira Walker and Penny Wells from Mahoning Valley Sojourn to the Past were present at at the dedication.


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