On March 23 on the way to the Robert Gardner Farm, camp 3. The marchers would pass by the location that March volunteer and voter rights advocate Viola Liuzzo would be murdered by Klansmen, on the night of March 25 1965.
Mrs. Liuzzo 39 year old mother of five from Detroit was shot in the head as 4 Klansmen pulled along side her car after she had driven Marchers back to Selma.
At camp 3, The Robert Gardner farm.The marchers, as at all of the camps, were provided with tents, hot food, sanitary facilities and medical care for blisters and sprained ankles and the like. logistical challenges were high but marchers' spirits remind high as thay sang songs on the journey.
March 24,1965 saw the marchers end the day at the City of Saint Jude. which was established in the 1930's in Montgomery.A Catholic nondiscriminatory religious, health and educational complex that was far ahead of its time in segregation matters. Its 36 acre campus was the last camp of the march and the site of the "STARS OF FREEDOM" musical rally organized by Harry Belafonte, included Sammy Davis Jr.,Sidney Poitier, Joan Baez, Mahalia Jackson, Peter,Paul and Mary and many others,on the last night before the final march in to the city.
Tomorrow the Alabama State Capitol
I plan on having a great day, I hope you will Join me.