Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Revokes Honor for Professor Angela Davis


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In September of 2018, the ‪Birmingham Civil Rights Institute‬’s board of directors selected Angela Davis to receive the prestigious Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award at its annual gala in February 2019. Professor Davis, who taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz until 2008, has been a political activist for most of her life, advocating for the rights of African Americans, women, and prison inmates. The decision to present Dr. Davis with the award has now been rescinded and the event in Birmingham, scheduled for next month has now been cancelled. In a statement, the Birmingham C...