StoryCorps

A Look Back: Amelia Boynton Robinson Recalled Bloody Sunday

Genise Kemp Brown spoke with Amelia Boynton Robinson at the StoryCorps Atlanta booth in 2010.
Genise Kemp Brown spoke with Amelia Boynton Robinson at the StoryCorps Atlanta booth in 2010.
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Amelia Boynton Robinson started her career in civil rights in the 1930s as a voting rights activist.

On March 7, 1965, she tried to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, along with hundreds of others protesting for equal rights for African Americans.

In 2010, she sat down with Genise Kemp Brown to tell her the story of the march – which started off at a church.

This story was produced by Dana Goldman and was recorded in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, which hosts Atlanta’s StoryCorps booth.  

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