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Echoes of Selma: Remembering civil rights pioneer Amelia Boynton Robinson
Extraordinary courage by ordinary Americans is what led to huge societal changes during the civil rights movement. Amelia Boynton Robinson’s limp body was seen in newspapers around the world after police beat her unconscious during the Bloody Sunday march in Selma in 1965. She spoke with America Tonight last year about the anniversary of that terrible day and the Hollywood movie about the marchers’ sacrifices.