Amelia Boynton Robinson did not make it into Time’s 2013 list of the most significant people in history.
You saw an image of Amelia Boynton Robinson, aged 103, in the recent coverage of the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march in Selma, Alabama. Now using a wheelchair, she wore blue and held President Obama’s left hand:
The photo of Mrs. Boynton Robinson beaten unconscious, with a blast of tear gas shoved down her throat, sent a shock wave around our nation–and the world– in 1965.
Teachers and families, watch this interview of Amelia. Boynton Robinson and talk about it with your students. Everyone must know the contributions of this valiant woman.
We must do nothing less as partners in education and democracy.