When engaged in conversation about the civil rights movement you are likely to hear names like, Dr. Martin Luther King, Julian Bond, Medgar Evers, James Meredith, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton to name a few.

When it comes to women there are very few names that come to mind.  Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King and Myrlie Evers are the names you frequently hear.  But a lot of women made major contributions during  the civil rights movement.

One of those women is Amelia Boynton Robinson.   Amelia was one of the many who nearly died as a result the “Blood Sunday” civil rights March in 1965. Amelia Boynton Robinson passed away at the age 104.

She was the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama

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