Dewhitt L. Bingham will sign copies of his book "Viola Liuzzo: A True Martyr" at Heartland Community College on April 19 in the Community Commons Building room 1407.  

Author Bingham will present a short reading and book talk at 7:30.

Viola Liuzzo, a white activist from Michigan, participated in the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Civil Right March.  She was shot and killed by members of the Ku Klux Klan.  Bingham's book examines documentation of the events surrounding Liuzzo's murder, the investigation, and litigation on behalf of the her Family. The papers include FBI murder investigation files, legal precedents to the 1980s lawsuit, related legal motions and proceedings, correspondence, and depositions from FBI handlers, expert witnesses, and eyewitnesses. The collection also contains the fulfilled Freedom of Information and Privacy Act (FOIPA) requests for the FBI's involvement with the Ku Klux Klan, FBI policy, information about the Liuzzo family, and a portion of documents related to the Freedom Riders. 

Books will be available for purchase.


  • Occurs Thursday, April 19th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Heartland Community College - CCB 1407

1500 West Raab Road
Normal, 61761


Steve Fast, Heartland Community College

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