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Amelia Boynton Robinson

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.

Amelia Boynton Robinson, Civil Rights Activist, Dies At 104

AP | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.26.2015 | Black Voices

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who nearly died while helping lead the "Bloody Sunday" civil rights...

50 Years After ‘Bloody Sunday': Remembering The Activists Behind The Scenes

Colorlines | Jamilah King | Posted 03.06.2015 | Black Voices

The name “Selma” is indelibly etched into America’s political and cultural lexicon. That’s been the case since March 7, 1965 when the country ...

Sasha Bronner

103-Year-Old Civil Rights Icon: 'Thank God I Learned That Color Makes No Difference'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 02.24.2015 | Black Voices

Amelia Boynton Robinson was nearly beaten to death in 1965 during the first march in Selma, Alabama, led by Martin Luther King Jr. She was 53 years ol...

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...