Amelia Boynton-Robinson, Civil Rights Heroine, Inspires Youth and Democrats

24 de abril de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Amelia Boynton-Robinson, Civil Rights Heroine, Inspires Youth and Democrats of Texas</h1><p>April 24th, (EIRNS)--The International Schiller Institute held a Town hall event at Houston community college, in Houston, Texas, for living Civil Rights leader Amelia Boynton-Robinson. Mrs. Robinson spoke before an audience of 70 people, April 23, and received a very gracious welcome. The event was recorded by a local radio station, KPFT, which also interviewed Mrs. Robinson, and was attended by two city officials. Before the event Mrs. Boynton-Robinson received a "Certificate of Appreciation" for her visit to Houston and her continuation of the fight for Civil Rights, from Houston City Council woman Ada Edwards.</p><p>Mrs. Boynton-Robinson's event gave occasion for an evening of inspired and optimistic speeches and dialogue. Lyndon LaRouche's western states spokesman, Harley Schlanger, introduced Mrs Boynton-Robinson by setting the mental stage of the audience by considering the recent generation of new leadership in the US, which has emerged in the youth generation of between the ages of 18 to 35. Schlanger emphasized that it were vitally important to consider, as society, the way in which a new generation of leadership receives guidance from it's current leadership, and that Amelia Boynton-Robinson was an exemplary figure, because of her life long fight for Civil Rights, her tenacity, and her alliance with Lyndon and Helga-Zepp LaRouche. Mrs. Robinson followed, talking about her beginnings as a Voting Rights activist, her work with the US agriculture department and how bad the Sharecropper system was, and her time in the Civil Right's movement.</p><p>The question and answer period was marked by the extraordinary exchange between Mrs. Boynton-Robinson and a very young Hispanic boy, who asked if Mrs. Boynton-Robinson was related to the famous first black baseball player, Jackie Robinson. Various television and print news agencies have recently reported the celebration of the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's entry into major league baseball as a victory for Civil Rights. Mrs.Boynton-Robinson responded that she was unaware of if her late husband was related to the baseball legend, but if it were so, she would be incredibly proud of such a legacy.</p><p>The event was concluded with an address by LaRouche Youth Movement leader Kesha Rogers, who, in the spirit of Mrs. Boynton-Robinson's fight for Civil Rights, called for a renewed effort for the improvement of Mankind's conditions of life in America, by adopting the Physical Economic policies of Lyndon LaRouche, and the expansion of the LaRouche Youth Movement. Mrs. Boynton-Robinson is continuing her trip in Houston all this week, and further reports will be covered by larouchepac.com.</p></div></body>