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NAACP Statement on Passing of Civil Rights Leader Amelia Boynton Robinson


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NAACP Statement on Passing of Civil Rights Leader Amelia Boynton Robinson

BALTIMORE, MD - The NAACP family is saddened at the passing of civil rights activist and freedom fighter Amelia Boynton Robinson at the age of 104. Ms. Boynton Robinson, often referred to as the matriarch of the voting rights movement, was the first female Democratic candidate from Alabama to run for a seat in Congress. One of the organizers of the 1965 Montgomery to Selma march, she was attacked by state troopers while crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Fifty years after “Bloody Sunday,” Ms.

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