Amelia Boynton Robinson


Age: 104

Summary: civil rights activist who nearly died while helping to lead the "Bloody Sunday" civil rights march in 1965 that championed voting rights for blacks when 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", and who was the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama.

Cause of Death: Aftereffects of a stroke

Born: August 18, 1911

Died: August 26, 2015

Montgomery, Alabama