Amelia Boynton Robinson, activist beaten on Selma bridge, dies at 104

by Matt Schudel

Amelia Boynton Robinson, who led voting drives and ran for Congress as a civil rights activist in Alabama, and whose severe beating by police during the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” confrontation at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., shocked the nation, died Aug. 26 at a hospital in Montgomery, Ala. She was 104.

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