Talk:Viola Liuzzo

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Unsourced claim that man in picture is George Argyris[edit]

On 28 October 2005, someone at the IP address 172.133.175.214 inserted this text into the image description file Image:Viola-liuzzo.jpg:

This is a picture of Viola Liuzzo and her second husband George Argyris. The picture of Vi was taken in the late fifties or early sixties and the picture of George was taken in the 40's. The pictures were later put together to look like one photo either by the press or someone in the family. I am the sister of Viola and know it isn't Anthony (Jim) Liuzzo.

Even if this comment is true (it is the only edit to date from that IP address), it violates two of Wikipedia's three content policies, namely Wikipedia:Verifiability and Wikipedia:No original research. Therefore, I have reverted the edit to the last prior version.

On 11 November 2005, someone at the IP address 65.212.160.76, which had been blocked before for obvious vandalism, changed the name "Anthony" to "George Argyris" in the caption accompanying the image in the Viola Liuzzo article. The edit summary was:

I am Viola's oldest daughter Penny. The man in the picture with her is not Anthony but George Argyris, my father.

Even if this were a good-faith edit, it would still violate the Verifiability and No original research policies. Therefore, I changed the name in the caption back.

--Bwiki 04:46, 1 April 2006 (UTC)

White[edit]

Is it necessary to say that she was a 'white civil-rights activist'? I think the picture is pretty clear. Allthecoolnamesweretaken 18:09, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

What picture!? There are no pictures in this entire article. Speaking of which, why hasn't somebody put one up here yet? 71.205.92.127 (talk) 21:49, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
I am reasonably convinced that she was white, but pictures can be deceiving. See, e.g., Walter Francis White, former Secretary of the NAACP. As noted in the article, he had white skin, blue eyes, and blond hair, but was a negro. Five of his 32 great-great-great grandparents were black, and the other 27 were white, but under the laws of most Southern states, this would cause him to be classified as a black. See, e.g., Fla. Stat. s. 1.01(6) (1967) (repealed 1969) (one-eighth or more).John Paul Parks (talk) 16:27, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

Smear Campaign?[edit]

I was just curious about the supposed 'smear campaign' by the FBI that is mentioned in the intro. I'm not saying this is untrue or anything, I have no idea. But when I read that bit I wanted to read about it but for some reason it's not in the body of the article. The FBI smear campaign is just thrown out there is the opening and never touched on again. I mean if they really did smear a woman when one of their own informants was there at her murder, I would think that this aspect of the story deserves expounding upon. Does anyone have any more information to add to this and actually make it apart of the story itself? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.166.23.62 (talk) 21:58, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

I grew up in the Detroit area, and I remember reading about her murder in the Detroit Free Press at the time. As I recall, there were news stories, either in the newspaper, or elsewhere, suggesting that she took it upon herself to introduce young black men to the experience of having sexual intercourse with a white woman. At the time, that was an odious insult to level at a white woman and would have caused severe harm to her reputation.John Paul Parks (talk) 16:31, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

Photo needed[edit]

Saw that the photo used was removed, not only from the page but from Wikipedia. Does anyone have a usuable photo for the page? Thanks, Randy Kryn (talk) 19:20, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

Hoover defamation[edit]

J. Edgar Hoover started a smear campaign against Liuzzo to distract from the fact that one of those connected to the killings was an FBI informant; see http://encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Article.jsp?id=h-1377 etc. AnonMoos (talk) 12:44, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

No page on Gary Thomas Rowe?[edit]

I was searching for a Wikipedia article on Gary Thomas Rowe Jr and was surprised to not find one. There's one on an "alternative" site #Metapedia, which Wiki rules prohibit linking to# but remarkably, it seems, nothing here. Here's a thoughtful take on him: http://jkkelley.org/2011/09/13/the-strange-story-of-gary-thomas-rowe-jr I don't think I'd be as charitable as the author there but anyway I wanted to bring this to the attention of people watching this page, if someone wants to create a page on Rowe it would be obviously relavant to the story. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ssc (talkcontribs) 00:01, 8 December 2012 (UTC)

FBI smear material missing[edit]

There is an article in CNN today [1] which talks about an FBI smear campaign. I see an editor above in 2010 also mentioned that such material is missing. It needs to be added to this article (I dont have time now). Apparently the CNN article is based on John Blake's 2004 book "Children of the Movement". --Noleander (talk) 23:03, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

It looks like the lead used to contain a sentence about the smear, but it was removed in 2009 [2]. Yikes, what about WP:FIXTHEPROBLEM? --Noleander (talk) 23:07, 28 February 2013 (UTC)