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Selma 50 Years Later: Amelia Boynton Robinson Recalls Bloody Sunday

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“They came with horses,” Amelia Boynton Robinson recalled. “They came with nightsticks.” On March 7, 1965, Alabama state troopers blocked civil rights demonstrators who had just crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma. Boynton Robinson, then a middle-aged black woman, was tear-gassed and beaten and slumped unconscious on the side of the road. The troopers attacked the marchers in events that became known as "Bloody Sunday."
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