​On This Date in History – August 26, 2015: Amelia Boynton-Robinson Died

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After suffering a series of strokes, Amelia Boynton Robinson died at the age of 104 in Montgomery, Alabama.

Amelia Platts Boynton Robinson was a activist who was a leader of the Civil Rights Movement in Selma, Alabama and a key figure in the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches.

CAREER: Amelia taught in Georgia before starting with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Selma as the home demonstration agent for Dallas County. She educated the county’s largely rural population about food production and processing, nutrition, healthcare, and other subjects related to agriculture and homemaking.

She met her future husband Samuel W. Boynton in Selma, where he was working as a county extension agent during the Great Depression. They married in 1936 and had two sons, Bill Jr. and Bruce Carver Boynton. Amelia and Samuel had known the noted scholar George Washington Carver at the Tuskegee Institute, from which they both graduated.

Read more about her incredible journey, Civil Rights Activism and legacy at:https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=624414817729601&substory_index=0&id=101575520013536

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