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American Activist Who Helped Lead The Bloody Sunday March, Amelia Boynton Robinson, Dies At 104

President Barack Obama holds hands with Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., left, and Amelia Boynton Robinson, right, who were both beaten during Bloody Sunday (pictured in March, 2015)Civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson died early Wednesday morning in Montgomery, Alabama, at age 104, her son Bruce Boynton said.

Boynton Robinson nearly died while helping lead the ‘Bloody Sunday’ civil rights march in 1965, championed voting rights for blacks and was the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama.

She was among those beaten during the voting rights march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, in March 1965 that became known as ‘Bloody Sunday.’

May her soul rest in peace.AMELIA BOYNTON-2Civil Rights veteran foot soldier Amelia Boynton Robinson pictured participating in a candle light vigil at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge before the election returned in Selma, Alabama, in Nov 2008Civil Rights veteran foot soldier Amelia Boynton Robinson pictured participating in a candle light vigil at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge before the election returned in Selma, Alabama, in Nov 2008

DailyMail UK

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