Amelia Boynton Robinson

#63889
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
18, 1911
Birthplace
Savannah, GA
Death Date
Aug 26, 2015 (104)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
18, 1911
Birthplace
Savannah, GA
Death Date
Aug 26, 2015 (104)

About

Remembered for her leadership in the Alabama civil rights march that came to be known as Bloody Sunday and led to the 1965 Voting Rights Act, this African-American activist was the 1990 recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Medal.

Before Fame

In the early 1960s, her home in Selma, Alabama became the headquarters of her state's civil rights movement.

Trivia

She launched an historic, though unsuccessful, 1964 United States Congressional campaign.

Family Life

She met her husband, S.W. Boynton, while studying at the Tuskegee Institute.

Associated With

She and fellow political activist Lyndon LaRouche were founding members of the Schiller Institute.