Dr. Angela Davis has agreed to accept the 2019 Fred L. Shuttlesworth Award from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, says BCRI President/CEO Andrea Taylor.
“Looking ahead, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute remains steadfast in its commitment to preserving and promoting civil and human rights, and being a source of inspiration and inclusion to the community as the struggle continues,” Taylor says.
The revelation comes nearly eight months after the Institute’s Board of Directors bowed to pressures emanating from some segments of the city’s Jewish community—as well as some African Americans—and stunningly rescinded its decision to honor Davis because of her long support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement in support of Palestine. Davis is a Birmingham native.
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