amelia boynton

COVID Slowing Restoration of Boynton House in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– COVID-19 has slowed down the process of restoring the former house of a Selma voting rights legend — but it hasn’t stopped the progress. The project to restore the former home of Samuel and Amelia Boynton got underway just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country. It’s now been a little over two years since…

Rep. Terri Sewell’s Bill to name Selma Post Office after Amelia Boynton Robinson

Today, The House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 4777, Congresswoman Terri Sewell’s (D-AL) bill to name the USPS facility in Selma, Alabama after voting rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson: “I was delighted to see The House of Representatives pass my legislation to name the Selma Post Office after Civil Rights Hero Amelia Boynton Robinson. Mrs. Boynton Robinson was known as the matriarch of…

Congresswoman Sewell Presents Proposal to have Selma Post Office Named After Amelia Boynton Robinson

Today, Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) released the following statement after filing legislation to name the USPS facility in Selma after voting rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson: “Amelia Boynton Robinson was known as the matriarch of the voting rights movement. Her life and legacy epitomized strength, resilience, perseverance and courage — the same characteristics that embody the City of Selma where she made such a…