Civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson dies at 104

26 Aug 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

104-year-old Civil Rights activist Amelia Boynton diesAmelia Boynton Robinson, the Civil Rights activist whose accomplishments were portrayed in the recently produced, Oscar-nominated film, “Selma.”, has died at the age of 104 according to her family. With deep sadness, we announce that she passed peaceably this morning with family and friends surrounding her at approximately 2:20 a.m. in Noland Hospital of Montgomery in Alabama. Please feel free to make your contributions directly at PNC Bank, 102 East Rosa Parks Avenue, Tuskegee, Alabama 36083, under the “Amelia Boynton Robinson Conservatorship Account.” Boynton was born on August 18, 1911 in Savannah, Georgia.

She played a significant role in 1965’s ‘Bloody Sunday’ and the march from Selma to Montgomery in an effort to secure African-Americans’ right to register and vote.

Police: Student stabbed at Baltimore high school dies

20 Jan 2016 | Author: | No comments yet »

Police Identify Student Killed In City School Stabbing.

Baltimore police spokesman T.J. The teen had been in class on the third floor of the school building in the 1300 block of McCulloh Street when a sophomore went into the classroom and stabbed him at approximately noon on Tuesday, Nov. 24, police reported. Police said Sunday that investigators are collaborating with the state’s attorney’s office to file additional charges now that the victim has died. Crawford remains in police custody, officials reported. “It’s a tragedy anytime we have someone killed in an act of violence, even moreso when it’s a child.

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