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U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham, came out in favor of the contentious nuclear deal with Iran, becoming the only member of Alabama's House delegation to signal support for the agreement.
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.
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.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A newspaper photo of a woman who was beaten unconscious by law enforcement during a march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, revealed to a wider audience the struggles and violence black people faced while fighting for the right to vote.
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.
Amelia Boynton Robinson, who went from being beaten on a bridge in Selma, Ala., in 1965 to being pushed across the bridge in a wheelchair alongside the president of the United States, has died at age 104.
Amelia Boynton Robinson, the 104-year-old civil rights activist whose role in the 1965 Bloody Sunday march from Selma to Montgomery was celebrated in this year’s 50th anniversary of the event, in the movie “Selma” and by her appearance at this year’s State of the Union, died Wednesday. She was 104.
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.”
Amelia Boynton Robinson, a noted civil rights activist who helped lead the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” march in Selma, Alabama, has died at the age of 104. She passed away early Wednesday morning, after being hospitalized earlier this summer following several strokes.
She never became a household name, but the grainy photos of Amelia Boynton Robinson crumpled on the side of the road in Selma, Ala., after being tear-gassed and beaten by state troopers came to be one of the most searing images of America’s civil rights struggle.