Today in 1965: An all-white jury in Alabama convicted three Ku Klux Klansmen for the murder of white civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo.
The mother of five from Detroit was shot and killed while driving a young black activist, Leroy Moton, back to the town of Selma following a protest march to the state capital in Montgomery. It was later learned that another Klansmen in the car, Gary Thomas Rowe, was an FBI informant.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
This afternoon, the University Lectures Committee sponsors a Medical History & Bioethics Public Lecture presented by Professor Susan Reverby of Wellesley College, lecturing on: “Escaping Melodrama: The US STD Experiments in Guatemala and the Difficulties for an Historian”. This is being presented in part by the Medical History and Bioethics Departments, the Holtz Center of History of Science and Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies.This is today at 4PM in Room 1335 of the Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Avenue. This event is free and open to the public. For more info contact Mary at 262-1460 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Alliance for Animals has volunteer opportunities to help animals. These might include tabling at the Farmer’s Market, distributing pro-animal literature or joining the antivivisection Committee. For details visit allanimals.org or call 257-6333.
The Insurgent Radio Kiosk is a five minute pre-recorded segment featuring a commentary, this-day-in-history, and a calendar of daily events. Events must be low cost or non-profit and of interest to people in and around the WORT listening area and where other media might not highlight. Email announcements at least one week before the event to email@example.com.