Forum: Courageous Viola Liuzzo – (1926-1965) — Reader’s Theatre (Meg Bowman)

When Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. called for people to come to Selma in March, 1965 to support a Voting Rights March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, 25,000 peoples responded.

Two were murdered, both white, both Unitarians. Rev. James Reeb of Boston was beaten to death and Viola was shot in the face by a KKK thug getting paid by the FBI and who never spent a day in jail.

To save face, J. Edgar Hoover led a media smear campaign not only on Viola but also her husband, a union official. Learn the full story – as you consider the current U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act.

Written and narrated by Meg Bowman, an HCSV member, with Humanist cast.

After the Forum, please join us for a buffet lunch at 12:15pm.  The lunch is complimentary for first-time visitors and students.


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  • Arthur J.

    This was a great program. Interesting and relevant.

    August 25, 2013

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