African American History Culture : Alabama civil rights institute rescinds Angela Davis honor

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    Alabama civil rights institute rescinds Angela Davis honor


    ...Mayor Randall Woodfin said he was "dismayed" by the decision, which he said followed "protests from our local Jewish community and some of its allies."

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/alabama-civil-rights-institute-rescinds-angela-davis-honor-120513445.html

    Alabama civil rights institute rescinds Angela Davis honor

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Black activists on Monday called for leadership changes and protests at an Alabama civil rights museum after it rescinded an award for political activist Angela Davis, a move the mayor said followed complaints from the...
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    FILE- In this Feb. 19, 2015, file photo Angela Davis, author, educator and iconic civil rights activist, speaks during her visit to the University of Michigan-Flint, in Flint, Mich. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Alabama announced Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, that it has rescinded its decision to honor Davis following unspecified complaints. Davis is a Birmingham native who has spent decades fighting for civil rights. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP, File)
     
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    No, you are dead wrong Jonathan, it is racist, Harvard's assessment is correct...


    Opposing Honors for Angela Davis Isn’t Racist


    ...That Harvard recently purchased a collection of her papers and memorabilia, including her “Wanted” poster, signals that as far as liberal elite culture is concerned, her role as an apologist for terrorist thugs at home and totalitarian tyrants abroad is considered just a colorful and even understandable aspect of the biography of someone who fought an unjust American system.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/opposing-honors-angela-davis-isn-213329248.html

    Opposing Honors for Angela Davis Isn’t Racist

    When the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute first announced that it was giving its annual human-rights award to Angela Davis, the honor attracted little attention. Academia and the mainstream media have long treated Davis, a retired professor who...
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