In this March 7, 2015, photo, President Barack Obama, center, holds hands with Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., left, and Amelia Boynton Robinson, right, who were both beaten during “Bloody Sunday,” as they walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., for the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday.” Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who nearly died while helping lead the Selma march, championed voting rights for blacks, and was the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. She was 104.
In this March 7, 2015, photo, President Barack Obama, center, holds hands with Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., left, and Amelia Boynton Robinson, right, who were both beaten during “Bloody Sunday,” as they walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., for the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday.” Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who nearly died while helping lead the Selma march, championed voting rights for blacks, and was the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. She was 104. Jacquelyn Martin AP
In this March 7, 2015, photo, President Barack Obama, center, holds hands with Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., left, and Amelia Boynton Robinson, right, who were both beaten during “Bloody Sunday,” as they walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., for the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday.” Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who nearly died while helping lead the Selma march, championed voting rights for blacks, and was the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. She was 104. Jacquelyn Martin AP

Civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson dies at 104

August 26, 2015 01:21 PM