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Representing the 7th District of Alabama Civil rights icon Amelia Boynton Robinson, 103, in critical condition after stroke

Aug 6, 2015
In The News

Amelia Boynton Robinson, a 103-year-old Alabamian who became known for her activism during the civil rights movement, is in critical condition after suffering a stroke in July, her family said.

Robinson was active in voter registration activities dating back to the 1930s and became a symbol of discriminatory practices by white officials when she and other marchers were beaten and tear-gased on the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 1965, or "Bloody Sunday." 

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