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The InformantThe FBI, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Murder of Viola Liuzzo$
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Gary May

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780300106350

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300106350.001.0001

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The Informant

Gary May

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This chapter explains the escape of Leroy Moton along Highway 80 after Viola Liuzzo was dead. Special Agents Robert Frye and Edward Bahlow interviewed the still-nervous Moton at the Selma Police Department, where he had been taken for questioning. Moton reviewed the events of the day and described what little he could remember about the attack. When he complained that his shoulder hurt, his jailers ignored him, and twenty-four hours passed before he received medical attention for a dislocated shoulder. Governor George Romney of Michigan had declared Monday and Tuesday days of state-wide mourning for Liuzzo. Gary Thomas Rowe was elated, loving every second as the central figure in a murder case that commanded both presidential and national attention.

Keywords:   Leroy Moton, Viola Liuzzo, Highway 80, Michigan, state-wide mourning

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