Amelia Boynton Robinson on Bloody Sunday

Civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson (white coat) is supported by two fellow participants in the voting rights march after the group was beaten and gassed by Alabama law enforcement at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma. This crossing attempt on March 7, 1967, was one of three attempts by the marchers in the Selma to Montgomery march. It was aborted because of the violence faced by the marchers, earning the name "Bloody Sunday."

Photo courtesy of the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Donated by Alabama Media Group. Photo by Spider Martin, Birmingham News.