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Amelia Boynton Robinson

American civil rights activist

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[2] and a key figure in the 1965 march that became known as Bloody Sunday.

Amelia Boynton Robinson
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Robinson in 2015
Born
Amelia Platts

(1911-08-18)August 18, 1911
DiedAugust 26, 2015(2015-08-26) (aged 104)
Cause of deathStroke
OccupationAmerican civil rights activist
Spouse(s)Samuel W. Boynton
(m. 1936-1963; his death)
Bob Billups
(m. 1969-1973; his death)
James Robinson
(m. 19??-1988; his death)
Children2

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.

Robinson died in Montgomery, Alabama after suffering a series of strokes, aged 104.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Garrison, Greg (August 26, 2015). "Civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson, icon of 'Bloody Sunday' march, dies at 104". AL.com. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  2. John A. Kirk (2005). Martin Luther King Jr. Pearson Longman. p. 124. ISBN 978-0-582-41431-0. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  3. "Civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson dies at 104". miamiherald.