Dr. Amelia Platts Boynton-Robinson 100th Birthday Celebration
Official Site of the AMELIA BOYNTON ROBINSON FOUNDATION & the Centennial Birthday Celebration IN ATLANTA, GA
It is so wrong that all human beings cannot be like you. We miss you in France, but you should know that the seeds that you have planted here are growing and growing in the minds of many, like your magnolia trees from the South. - from Solidarite et Progres
"A War for Your Soul" is a film by Producer / Director and motivational speaker, Reggie Bullock. He was a presenter at the 100th Celebration of Dr. Amelia Platts Boynton-Robinson in Tuskegee, AL, August 18, 2011.
Click here to see the regular version of "War for Your Soul".
Civil rights pioneer Amelia Boynton-Robinson helped pave the way for the signing and passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, giving blacks the right to vote and ending racial segregation.
Boynton-Robinson sat on the back of a convertible for a circuitous ride through town that stopped at her house at one point and included screaming sirens, flashing blue lights and cheers from bystanders who waved at her along the route.
You can't judge the living history book that is Amelia Boynton Robinson by her gentle cover. "They said 'don't rock the boat'," Robinson said. "I tried my best to do everything but turn it over."
The Village of Hope, Inc., (VOH) hosted Dr. Amelia Platts Boynton Robinson’s 100th Birthday Celebration at Tuskegee University on August 18, 2011.
As backdrops to Armstrong’s story, civil rights movers-and-shakers and Alabama residents Amelia Boynton Robinson, who turns 100 on Aug. 18, and C.T. Vivian, 87, one of MLK’s lieutenants, also are featured in the film. “Freedom—in no form—was ever given to us,” Vivian says in the film. “We had to fight for it all the way.”
"The project was initiated in summer 2008 by Robin Fryday, a Bay Area photographer. The potential nomination of Barack Obama as the first African American president awakened a strong impulse to explore the impact of unfolding events on the aging Civil Rights activists in the South"
This film was aired at the 100th Birthday Celebration of Amelia Boynton-Robinson, at Tuskegee University. It includes footage of Dr. Robinson and her memories of the Civil Rights Movement.