Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Christian Science Monitor: Amelia Boynton Robinson: the 'indomitable spirit' that carried a movement

Aug 27, 2015
In The News

Amelia Boynton Robinson, a pivotal figure in the struggle for civil rights in Selma, Ala., whose picture, battered and left unconscious by police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge became an iconic image that publicized the often violent struggle to enfranchise black voters, died Wednesday in a Montgomery Alabama Hospital.

Selma became a flashpoint in the civil rights movement in large part because of Boynton Robinson’s efforts to bring Martin Luther King Jr. to the city and make it a battleground in the fight to grant blacks the right to vote.

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