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Twitter peeps-can you help me with this poll?

I don't have a huge amount of Twitter followers and most are DUers. My timing sucked for posting this poll and it's getting lost amid the press conference news.

I'm kind of obsessed with the idea of a Viola Liuzzo movie and want to try to get the attention of some people who could make it happen. Hence, the poll. 😛 Please help if you're on Twitter.


A Great Man Died This Weekend

Civil rights attorney Dean Robb passed away Sunday.

Robb was in his 30s in 1961 when he began helping a group called Friends of the South organize 25 civil rights attorneys, mostly from Detroit, to help get Freedom Riders and other civil rights activists out of jail, challenge illegal arrests, and work with southern lawyers and civil rights organizations. In 1963, he organized an inter-racial conference of 10-12 southern lawyers in Atlanta where Martin Luther King Jr. spoke shortly after he was released from a Birmingham Jail. Robbís biggest civil rights case was a civil lawsuit against the FBI filed by the family of murdered Detroit freedom rider Viola Liuzzo.

One of Viola Liuzzo's daughters posted this on Facebook yesterday... "Attorney Dean Robb passed at 5:05pm today. Dean has been a part of our family since the early 1970ís. He represented our wrongful death case for our mom Viola Liuzzo. He never left us. He was always there with an ear to listen and ready to help in anyway he could. He took the five of us under his wing after our dad died in 1978. Dean lived a wonderful life, always fighting for social justice. I was so very blessed he was a large part of our lives."

Rest in peace.
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