Book Discussion on The Informant: The Murder of Viola Liuzzo

Gary May talked about his book The Informant: The FBI, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Murder of Viola Liuzzo, published by Yale University… read more

Gary May talked about his book The Informant: The FBI, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Murder of Viola Liuzzo, published by Yale University Press. The book recounts former FBI informant Gary Thomas Rowe, Jr.'s experience as a member of the Alabama Ku Klux Klan. The author discusses the race crimes that were committed during Mr. Rowe’s time as a FBI mole within the Klan, specifically the murder of civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo on March 25, 1965. Mr. May discussed the extent to which the FBI informant became involved in criminal activities and the responsibility of law enforcement agencies. He discussed the implications of using informants for gathering intelligence, including for anti-terrorist activities. Mr. May also responded to questions from members of the audience. close

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  • Anthony Green Vice President National Constitution Center->Programs and National Outreach
  • Gary May Professor University of Delaware->History Department

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Book Discussion on The Informant: The Murder of Viola Liuzzo

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Aug 13, 2005
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Aug 14, 2005

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  • Aug 13, 2005 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 14, 2005 | 8:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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