Born in 1911, Amelia Boynton Robinson campaigned for women's suffrage when she was a young girl. In 1964, she became the first Black woman from Alabama to run for Congress in Alabama, and the first woman to run for office as a Democrat in Alabama. She was one of the organizers of the Selma to Montgomery march. She was beaten unconscious while attempting to cross the Edmund Pettus bridge on "Bloody Sunday," March 7, 1965. She is pictured below, 50 years ago, and today (in wheelchair, holding President Obama's hand).
Sanguine Fromage, WERU radio personality since 2005, current host of UpFront Soul, former host of The Nightfly, Off the Wall, Enjoy Yourself, and Sound Travels.
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