4/5/15: Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence / Tribute to Viola Liuzzo

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Last November, voters in Michigan's 14th Congressional District elected Southfield mayor, Brenda Lawrence, to fill the seat being vacated by Gary Peters. She made history as the first African-American woman to represent Oakland County in Washington, D.C. and now, the Freshman Congresswoman has been appointed to serve in a leadership role as Senior Whip.

Watch Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence's segment here:


Kim Trent takes a look at some important moments in Detroit Black history. Events include Stevie Wonder, Judge Greg Mathis, and Dr. Charles G. Adams.

Watch On This Day Detroit segment here: 



Wayne State University's Tribute to Viola Liuzzo

Viola Liuzzo will receive Wayne State University's first posthumous honorary Doctor of Laws degree. In 1965, Mrs. Liuzzo was a nursing student at Wayne State, and a mother of five, when she was killed by the Ku Klux Klan in Selma, Alabama. She had travelled to the South to assist in the voting rights marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jocelyn Benson, Dean of the Wayne State University Law School, and Dean Robb, a civil rights attorney and activist, join us to discuss the event.

Watch WSU's Tribute segment here:



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For more information about our guests:

Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

A tribute to Viola Gregg Liuzzo

Wayne State University Jocelyn Benson, Dean of the Wayne State University Law School

Dean Robb, a civil rights attorney and activist


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