Lie Down, Lie Down, Young Viola

Viola Liuzzo’s Song by Herb Metoyer (1965)

Viola Liuzzo's Song

This song “Lie Down Young Woman (Viola Liuzzo’s Song)”
W
ritten by Herb Metoyer and recorded on his album
“Something New” released by MGM’s Verve/folkway’s label.



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During March 25, 1965, after several previous attempts, the march from Selma to Montgomery commenced on a rainy day. Following the march, those with cars were left the task of ferrying marchers back to Selma. One of the persons ferrying marchers was Viola Liuzzo. On a return trip on a lonely dark road, a group of KKK Klansmen pulled along side Viola’s car and unloaded their weapons, killing Viola instantly, and almost killed her guide, Leroy Moton, a 19-year-old African American.

This song “Lie Down Young Woman (Viola Liuzzo’s Song)” was written by Herb Metoyer and recorded on his album “Something New” released by MGM’s Verve/folkway’s label.

Did you know that Viola is the only female to lose her life on behalf of the civil rights struggle???

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During March 25, 1965, after several previous attempts, the march from Selma to Montgomery commenced on a rainy day.

This song “Lie Down Young Woman (Viola Liuzzo’s Song)” was written by Herb Metoyer and recorded on his album “Something New” released by MGM’s Verve/folkway’s label.

Did you know that Viola is the only female to lose her life on behalf of the civil rights struggle???Read More.....