Program Speaker: Mr. Leroy Moton
Leroy Moton was a nineteen year old activist and participant in the
Selma to Montgomery March in 1965. After the massive rally in
Montgomery at the conclusion of the 52 mile march, Leroy Moton got a
ride from Viola Liuzzo, who was driving marchers and organizers. As they
drove along Highway 80 a car full of KKK members pulled up beside them
and opened fire. Viola was killed immediately and the car went off the
road. Leroy survived, and after lying still when the KKK killers got out
to look at the bodies, he ran half an hour for help in the dark. Leroy
will share his experience with us, speak about the impact on his life,
and reflect on Race and Civil Rights today.
You may wish to watch a 4-minute youtube video slide tribute made by three of Viola Liuzzo’s daughters at:
"Home of the Brave” is a 75 minute feature film that may be available
from your library, possibly Netflix, or for sale. You might want to have
this in your church or professional collection.
9-9:30 Gathering and coffee
9:30-10 Worship, led by Aaron Payson
10-1:30 Program with Leroy Moton
1:30-2:30 Business meeting with election of leadership for coming year,
confirming dates of meetings and program choices, announcements,
Reserve lunch and/or a place at the program by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Indicate if you prefer vegetarian or non-vegetarian. $15 for lunch and other refreshments when we gather.