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US Civil Rights Activist Amelia Boynton Robinson Dies at 104

Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who nearly died while helping lead the 1965 Selma march on “Bloody Sunday,” championed voting rights for blacks and was the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama, has died. She was 104. Her son, Bruce Boynton, said she had been hospitalized after suffering multiple strokes and died early Wednesday in Montgomery. Robinson invited Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to participate in a voting rights march in Selma, Alabama, in 1965. She...

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