Civil Rights Matriarch Sees ‘Selma’ at 103

Watching 'Selma' with 103-year-old matriarch of the movement

She was left for dead at the foot of Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge after the county sheriff declared: “Let the buzzards eat them.” boynton robinson

A photograph immortalized the moment—a Black, middle-aged woman beaten unconscious by White state troopers in a 1965 civil rights march that became known as Bloody Sunday.

Now, on this day in December, 103-year-old Amelia Boynton Robinson is hosting a private screening of a new movie in which her role as a civil rights matriarch immortalizes her again.

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