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Amelia Boynton Robinson Voting Rights

She Held Us All: A Tribute to Amelia Boynton-Robinson (1911-2015)

Michael W. Waters | Posted 08.27.2015 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

Truthfully, as she crossed that bridge on Bloody Sunday, March 7, 1965, and as she endured being beaten mercilessly by state troopers and pumped with tear gas at point blank range, she held us all in her arms. She courageously carried us towards freedom.

Gene Demby

101-Year-Old Voting Rights Activist At The Democratic Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Gene Demby | Posted 09.06.2012 | Black Voices

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- On Thursday afternoon, an old lady in a wheelchair and her caregiver waited near the exit of the convention center here, delayed fr...