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StoryCorps Atlanta: Amelia Boynton Robinson Recalls Bloody Sunday

Amelia Boynton Robinson spoke with Genise Kemp Brown at the StoryCorps Atlanta booth in 2010.
Amelia Boynton Robinson spoke with Genise Kemp Brown at the StoryCorps Atlanta booth in 2010.
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Amelia Boynton Robinson has died. She was 104.

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 Genise Kemp Brown to tell her the story of the march – which started off at a church.

This story was recorded in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, which hosts Atlanta’s StoryCorps Booth.  

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