Civil Rights Icon Hospitalized After Stroke


The family of Savannah native and civil rights icon Amelia Boynton Robinson, says the 104 year old is in the hospital after suffering a stroke last month.

Often referred to as the “Matriarch of the Voting Rights Movement,” Robinson is listed in stable but critical condition according to a report from NBC affiliate WSFA in Selma, AL.

The family is asking anyone who wants to assist them with mounting medical costs to contact her daughter, Germaine Bowser, at: (267) 252-7750 or her son Bruce Boynton at (334) 349-3694.

A fundraising account has been set up for donations:

Boyton Robinson is credited with organizing the March on Selma, Alabama. Earlier this year, News 3’s Kim Gusby took a look at the impact Ms. Boyton Robinson had on changing the course of history in the south. Watch the story here.

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