Amelia Boynton Robinson on Biography
Amelia Boynton Robinson held Black Voter Registration in Selma, AL
Amelia Platts Boynton Robinson was born on August 18, 1905, and became a leader of the American Civil Rights Movement in Selma, Alabama and a key figure in the 1965 march that became known as Bloody Sunday. She began working for Voter Rights at the age of 9 years old, and is the Queen Mother of the Voter Rights and Voter Registration Movement. She is the oldest living graduate from Tuskegee Institute (now University). She and her first husband S.W. Boynton worked for years in Selma, Alabama with the Cooperative Extension program and for rights and dignity for all people. She currently lives in Tuskegee, Alabama and continues to fight for voting rights, freedom, justice and peace.
Amelia Boynton in the Encyclopedia of Alabama
In her autobiography, Robinson describes her family life as "sheltered," an environment where church and biblical teachings were emphasized.
Amelia Boynton on the National Visionary Leadership Project
The protest organizers, including widowed Selma businesswoman Amelia Platts Boynton, had intended to march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama’s state capital, but were stopped by what was effectively a police riot as they crossed the bridge leaving Selma.
"Through the Years" Play authored by Dr. Amelia Boynton-Robinson
As part of its celebration of Black History Month, the Schiller Institute staged a history-making performance of the 1936 musical drama Through the Years at the Chicago's Du Sable Museum Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 13, 1994.
Amelia Boynton-Robinson at the Schiller Institute
This gives information of Dr. Amelia Boynton-Robinson's membership on the Board of Directors for the Schiller Institute.