Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

The Hill: Civil rights activist portrayed in 'Selma' to attend State of the Union

Jan 19, 2015
In The News

Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.) announced Monday that she will bring Amelia Boynton, who participated in the civil rights movement, to Tuesday's State of the Union.

Boynton, 103, was portrayed by actress Lorraine Toussaint in the film "Selma," which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. She helped organize the march from Selma to Montgomery along the Edmund Pettus Bridge, a day later known as "Bloody Sunday."

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