Amelia Boynton Robinson
The New York Times Magazine // “The Lives They Lived”
Remembering some of the artists, innovators and thinkers we lost in the past year (2015).
Defiance Defined Her
“These images of a nameless middle-aged black woman left for dead shook a nation in denial. They exposed the violent hypocrisy of the world’s greatest democracy brutally denying millions of its citizens the right to vote. Five months later, Boynton Robinson stood in the White House as President Johnson signed the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act into law.”