By People Staff
Updated January 12, 1999 12:00 AM
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An Alabama woman is seeking $8 million in damages as a result of a Disney TV movie that she contends inaccurately portrays her as a “black Mammy” during the civil rights era, reports the Associated Press. Amelia Boynton Robinson, who was heavily involved in the Selma civil rights movement during the 1960s, was an identified character in the movie “Selma, Lord, Selma.” She was depicted as a stereotypical “black Mammy” whose main function was to make religious utterances and to participate in the singing of spirituals and protest songs, claims her son Bruce Boynton, an attorney. The movie, which aired in January, was based on a book by the same name.