Amelia Boynton Robinson's Death

Born (Birthday) August 18, 1911

Death Date August 26, 2015

Age of Death 104 years

Cause of Death Stroke

Place of Death Montgomery, Alabama, United States

Profession Civil Rights Leader

The civil rights leader Amelia Boynton Robinson died at the age of 104. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Remembered for her leadership in the Alabama civil rights march that came to be known as Bloody Sunday and led to the 1965 Voting Rights Act, this African-American activist was the 1990 recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Medal.

In the early 1960s, her home in Selma, Alabama became the headquarters of her state’s civil rights movement.

She launched an historic, though unsuccessful, 1964 United States Congressional campaign.

How did Amelia Boynton Robinson die?

In February 2011, aged 99, Robinson returned to her hometown of Savannah, to address students at Savannah State University. After suffering a series of strokes, Robinson died on August 26, 2015, in Montgomery, Alabama, eight days after celebrating her 104th birthday.