Viola Liuzzo Park in Detroit honors Liuzzo for this distinction.
Being the first African-American woman to earn a summer Olympic Gold Medal
Being the only white female protester killed in the Civil Rights Movement
Developing a drug to slow the AIDS virus
Discovering an asteroid
Being the only white female protester killed in the Civil Rights Movement. An active NAACP member, Liuzzo left her Detroit home to participate in one of the Selma to Montgomery Marches. While in her car, the 39 year old mother of five was shot in the head by a carful of Ku Klux Klan members.
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