Little Known Black History Fact: Amelia Boynton Robinson

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Activist and civil rights pioneer Amelia Boynton Robinson is truly a living legend. In one of the most horrific examples of hatred in the Civil Rights Movement, Robinson was beaten and left for dead in the event known around the world as “Bloody Sunday.”

Robinson, a longtime champion of equal rights for women before she was involved in civil rights, was a key figure of the battles between Blacks and Whites in Selma, Ala.

After her husband and fellow voting rights activist S.W. “Bill” Boynton died in 1963, their home became the headquarters and meeting space for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and James Bevel.

The SCLC planned many of its non-violent demonstrations in Boynton’s home and office, solidified by a longtime friendship with the King family.

The events of “Bloody Sunday” unfolded on March 7, 1965, which was a…

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