Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Selma Times-Journal: Civil rights leader dedicated life to voting rights

Aug 26, 2015
In The News

U.S. Congresswoman Terri Sewell, a history maker in her own right, tells a story about Amelia Boynton Robinson, called the matriarch of the voting rights movement.

As the story goes, Boynton Robinson is surrounded by a group of young people who repeatedly thank the legend for her work, telling her, “We stand on your shoulders.”

To that Boynton Robinson tells them, “Get off my shoulders — there’s plenty of work to do.”