Amelia Boynton Robinson facts for kids
Amelia Boynton Robinson
August 18, 1911
|Died||August 26, 2015
Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
|Cause of death||Stroke|
|Occupation||American civil rights activist|
|Spouse(s)||Samuel W. Boynton
(m. 1936-1963; his death)
(m. 1969-1973; his death)
(m. 19??-1988; his death)
Amelia Platts Boynton Robinson (August 18, 1911 – August 26, 2015) was an American activist. She was a leader of the American Civil Rights Movement in Selma, Alabama and a key figure in the 1965 march that became known as Bloody Sunday.
In 1984 she became founding vice-president of the Schiller Institute working with Lyndon LaRouche. She was awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Medal in 1990.
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Amelia Boynton Robinson at the start of the procession across the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 2015, the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. Robinson, wearing blue, is holding President Barack Obama's left hand; John Lewis is holding Obama's right.
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