Amelia Boynton Robinson

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Amelia Boynton Robinson
Born Amelia Platts
August 18, 1911(1911-08-18)
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
Died August 26, 2015(2015-08-26) (aged 104)
Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.[1]
Cause of death Stroke
Occupation American civil rights activist
Spouse Samuel W. Boynton
(m. 1936-1963; his death)
Bob Billups
(m. 1969-1973; his death)
James Robinson
(m. 19??-1988; his death)
Children 2

Amelia Platts Boynton Robinson (August 18, 1911 – August 26, 2015) was an American activist. She was a leader of the American Civil Rights Movement in Selma, Alabama[2] and a key figure in the 1965 march that became known as Bloody Sunday.

In 1984 she became founding vice-president of the Schiller Institute working with Lyndon LaRouche. She was awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Medal in 1990.

Robinson died in Montgomery, Alabama after suffering a series of strokes, aged 104.[3]

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