The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute would like to share the following information concerning recent developments in the controversy surrounding the BCRI’s 2018 Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award. This update follows a BCRI Board of Directors January 14 public apology for its missteps in conferring, then rescinding, its nomination of Dr. Angela Y. Davis in early January (a chronology is listed here).
Asking the public to help “rebuild trust” in the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the chairman of the Alabama museum’s board said on Friday it had reversed course after a public outcry and would give the activist Angela Davis an award that was offered then rescinded.
A civil rights group in Birmingham, Ala., said on Friday that it had reinstated Angela Davis, the activist and scholar, as the recipient of its annual human rights award, reversing a controversial decision to revoke the honor weeks ago.
Am heutigen Samstag begeht die US-Bürgerrechtsaktivistin Angela Davis ihren 75. Geburtstag.