DETROIT (AP) – Detroit officials say they are spending about $1 million to improve a Detroit park named for a mother slain while shuttling demonstrators after the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march.
It’s part of an effort to improve 40 Detroit parks and playgrounds.
Liuzzo was a 39-year-old nursing student at Wayne State University when she drove to Alabama to support the civil rights movement. She was struck in the head by shots fired from a car. Her black passenger, 19-year-old Leroy Moton, was wounded.
Three Ku Klux Klan members were convicted in Liuzzo’s death.
Mayor Mike Duggan says in a statement the park “honors … her sacrifice.”
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