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Amelia Boynton Robinson
Amelia Boynton Robinson led the first of three Selma-to-Montgomery marches, which was known as "Bloody Sunday." Police officers met the marchers with tear gas, billy clubs, and attack dogs — after the clash, Robinson was left for dead in the grass.

A newspaper photo of Robinson lying bloody and beaten drew national attention to the cause, and she went on to persuade Martin Luther King, Jr. to organize the second and third marches to keep the momentum going for the fight for suffrage.
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