Author Talk: Selma and the Liuzzo Murder Trials
James Turner, a 1957 graduate of the University of Colorado Law School, will discuss his new book, Selma and the Liuzzo Murder Trials: The First Modern Civil Rights Convictions (University of Michigan Press), on April 23 at the Wolf Law Building. The book tells the inside story of the prosecutions for a shocking 1965 murder that served as Turner's first civil rights assignment for the U.S. Department of Justice: the murder of civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo outside Selma after the March to Montgomery in 1965.
Turner served as deputy assistant attorney general, the senior career lawyer in the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division, for 25 years under seven consecutive presidents of both parties.
Monday, April 23, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wolf Law, Wittemyer Courtroom
2450 Kittredge Loop Drive, Boulder, CO 80309