Civil Rights Movement leader who helped register African American voters in Selma, Alabama, and was a local organizers of the Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965.
She attempted to register for voting eight times before she had any success.
She was one of the key organizers of the Selma to Montgomery march and helped create the Dallas County Voters League to improve the voter registration system.
She was widowed soon after giving birth to her third child.
She had a great impact during the Civil Rights Movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.