Jul 6, 2014

Creative Spaces

It looks like I will be taking a break from the bedroom...we were going to do a temporary fix on the floor but then we found some wood in the form  of a small horse barn that had fallen apart...so we think we might be able to salvage enough for a floor, hopefully two, which would be great!! So while we are getting that together, I am going to get my craft room together..I cannot find a thing.....So I will be back to post some more of the Bohemian Decor posts...as well as a Chicken Chronicle...it has been awhile since I reported on the girls...So this one is one on some creative spaces I find inspiring... the more rustic the better in my books!!












Enjoy your week & stay creative no matter what form it is...

Jul 2, 2014

Wednesday Women- Viola Liuzzo

Viola Liuzzo was a 39 year old mother of 5....a social activist Unitarian Universalist & a member of the Detroit chapter of the NAACP  
who saw the vicious beatings on TV happening in Alabama on Bloody Sunday &  so she traveled  down from Detroit Michigan to Selma to take part in the marches...


On March 21 1965, as she was driving a 19 yr old  black activist, Leroy Moton, to Selma, 4 members of The Klan drove up next to her  & shot her... Moton survived by pretending to be dead.... 

These vicious killers were quickly arrested.........One of the 4 Klan murderers was an FBI informant, Gary Rowe, who gave testimony against the others...despite lawsuits brought against him later by her family, Rowe was unfortunately acquitted... She was the only white woman killed by the Klan

It is thought by many that her death brought about the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965...Her name is inscribed on a Civil Rights memorial in Montgomery Alabama...


In 2004 a documentary called Home of The Brave  was made telling her story & the effects it had on her children...... 

She stood up for what she believed in....She stood up for what was right...  She died for those beliefs...another victim of the racism & hatred that existed then & still does today...
Today is the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil rights Act of 1964..... We should never forget those who died & what they died for....

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