The Legend, The Leader…For The Love of Humanity: Amelia Boynton Dies at 104 Years of Age

NAACP's photo.


We are eternally grateful to have touched the hand of this phenomenal pioneer…the behind-the-scenes mastermind of the voters rights civil rights movement.  M. Kita Williams –
 Mrs. Boynton in Selma at the 50th Anniversary of “Bloody Sunday”, March 7, 2015
Please see the article by the NAACP below.

Remembering Amelia Boynton Robinson–the civil rights legend and freedom fighter passed away today at the age of 104. She was the first African-American woman and the first female Democratic candidate to run for a seat in Congress from Alabama. She played a significant role in 1965’s ‘Bloody Sunday’, among those attacked by State Troopers while crossing Edmund Pettus Bridge while marching for voting rights in Selma, AL. Earlier this year, she was invited to the State of the Union address.

Read more about this phenomenal legend here:

Amelia Boynton, Kayla, and I
Mrs. Amelia Boynton, Kita Williams and Daughter in Selma – March, 2009

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