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.