Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

CNN: Amelia Boynton Robinson, civil rights matriarch, dies at 104

Aug 27, 2015
In The News

Amelia Boynton Robinson, a matriarch of the civil rights movement immortalized in a photograph taken on Bloody Sunday, has died.

She turned 104 on August 18, though some in her closest circles insist she was 110.

Boynton Robinson suffered a stroke last month and had been hospitalized in Montgomery, Alabama. She died early Wednesday, relatives said.

Her remarkable life was reintroduced to America this year with the movie "Selma," which portrayed the 1965 demonstrations that led to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

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