On September 14, the well-known activist and educator will be inducted in the National Women’s Hall of Fame. The organization celebrates the lifelong achievements of amazing women in American history, however this recognition feels a little overdue. Davis has a history of courage and accomplishments that should have been recognized. She was standing up for the rights of Black people and women when it was not cool for women to take a lead in fights, but did so anyway.
Davis is a part of the 2019 inductees, which include Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor lawyer Sarah Deer, and New York Congresswoman Louise Slaught. There are a total of 10 inductees for this year, 8 living and 2 women who are no longer with us. The inductees will join 276 other women who have been recognized in the past.
Betty Bayer, President of the National Women's Hall of Fame said, “We are pleased to add these American women to the ranks of inductees whose leadership and achievements have changed the course of American history.” The organization is the oldest in the nation that has a mission of celebrating and recognizing "great American women."
Angela Davis, the former Black Panther was born in 1944. She is being recognized for her exhaustive work around women's rights, civil rights, international justice, and against industrial prison complexes.
A famous quote from her in the past was, "In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist. We must be anti-racist."