“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
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.