Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Montgomery Advertiser: Amelia Boynton’s ashes spread on Alabama River

Sep 8, 2015
In The News

Amelia Boynton Robinson’s ashes were scattered into the Alabama River Tuesday afternoon — just below the Edmund Pettus Bridge where she was brutally beaten and gassed by law enforcement officers 50 years ago.

Relatives, journalists and curious spectators carefully wound their way down a narrow path to the water’s edge to witness the event.

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