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Field Update—January 19th, 2012

The Macon County, Alabama team hosted civil rights pioneer Amelia Boynton Robinson and more than 100 high school students for a lesson in voting history. Writes Tania:

“Students were registered to vote and listened to Boynton Robinson give an account of the Selma to Montgomery March and the importance of civic involvement. Ms. Boynton, who is now 100 years old, was instrumental in the civil rights movement and the 'Bloody Sunday' march in Selma, Alabama. Having registered hundreds of people to vote in the 1960s, Boynton Robinson was awarded the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Award in 1990 for her lifelong commitment to social justice, racial equality and human and civil rights.”

Visit the Alabama state blog to check out photos from the event.

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