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WIN Women In NAACP Honors
Amelia Boynton Robinson As Grand Dame
of the 21st Century Civil Rights Movement

Dr. Amelia Bounton-Robinson will be celebrating her 100th Birthday

Amelia Boynton Robinson (1911- ) is a leading civil rights activist who played a key role in efforts that led to passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. She is best known for her work in Selma, Alabama, where she helped Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. establish his headquarters and helped plan and lead the march from Selma to Montgomery that came to be known as "Bloody Sunday." She continues to work for civil and human rights with the Washington, D.C.-based Schiller Institute.

One of 10 children, Robinson was born August 18, 1911, in Savannah, Georgia. Both her mother and father were of African, German, and Native American descent. Robinson's father, George Platts, was born in Brunson, South Carolina, in 1866, and her mother, Anna Eliza Hicks Platts, was born in 1874 in Beaufort, South Carolina. In her autobiography, Robinson describes her family life as "sheltered," an environment where church and biblical teachings were emphasized.

For further info. contact Ms. Cee 'Cee' Anderson, WIN Chairwoman, Geaorgia State NAACP, 678-334-5017

 

Amelia Boynton Robinson
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