Civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson dies at age 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.

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