- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - A film about the 1965 slaying of Detroit mother and civil rights activist Viola Gregg Liuzzo will be shown at Wayne State University.

The free screening of “Home of the Brave” will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Student Center building on the school’s Detroit campus. It is hosted by the Sister 2 Sister student organization.

Wayne State says the film is told through the eyes of Liuzzo’s five children and follows their struggles after their mother’s death.

The 39-year-old Liuzzo was fatally shot by Klansmen in Alabama while shuttling demonstrators after the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march.

At the time, she was a nursing student at Wayne State. The school will recognize her Friday with a posthumous honorary doctor of laws degree.



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