February 20, 2017- Amelia Platts Boynton Robinson #VRABlackHistory

February 20, 2017- Amelia Platts Boynton Robinson #VRABlackHistory

Today, February 20, 2017. we honorAmelia Platts Boynton Robinson, who " was a civil rights pioneer who championed voting rights for African Americans." What better way to honor President's Day then to honor Amelia Boynton? Boynton was at the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the honored guest of President Lyndon B. Johnson. Boynton was also the honored guest of President Obama in his January 2015 State of the Union address and she marched with him hand-in-hand on the Edmund Pettus Bridge commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Selma-To-Montgomery March.

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