Amelia Boynton Robinson

Amelia Boynton Robinson (HM2L12)

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N 32° 25.88', W 85° 42.957'

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— The Tuskegee Civil Rights and Historic Trail —

Amelia Boynton Robinson (1911 2015) was a voting rights activist and civil rights icon. Born on August 18, 1911, in Savannah, Georgia, she received her bachelor's degree in home economics from Tuskegee University in 1927. In 1934, Mrs. Boynton Robinson became one of the few African American women registered to vote in Selma, Alabama. In 1964, she was both the first female Democratic candidate and the first African-American female to run for a seat in the U.S. Congress from the state of Alabama. The next year, she participated in the first of the Selma to Montgomery marches, commonly known as Bloody Sunday, when she was brutally beaten while trying to cross the Edmond Pettus Bridge in Selma. Regarding that event, she said, "I wasn't looking for notoriety. But if that's what it took, I didn't care how many licks I got." In 1990, she won the Martin Luther King, Jr. Medal of Freedom. She settled in Tuskegee in 1976 where she lived until she died on August 26, 2015.
HM NumberHM2L12
Year Placed2019
Placed ByCity Of Tuskegee, Tuskegee University, Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 20th, 2019 at 8:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 620718 N 3588972
Decimal Degrees32.43133333, -85.71595000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 25.88', W 85° 42.957'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 25' 52.8" N, 85° 42' 57.42" W
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