QOTD 03.07.2017 #2 (Bloody Sunday Edition)

“I wasn’t looking for notoriety [when we marched]. But if that’s what it took [to get attention], I didn’t care how many licks I got. It just made me even more determined to fight for our cause.” –Amelia Boynton

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On Sunday 7 March 1965 civil rights activists marching from Selma to Montgomery were brutally attacked by local law enforcement, leaving the non-violent protestors bloodied and beaten on the roadside by the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Amelia Boynton is laying unconscious on the ground in the above photograph.

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