By Breana Bacon
Movements like #BlackLivesMatter, have inspired people, namely young people around the country to become involved with combating social and systematic injustices such as racism and police brutality. The organization of these young people have thrust several people like Deray McKesson and Johnetta Elzie onto the front lines as leaders of the revolution of young people eager to speak out and take action to change the world they live in.
But long before McKesson and Elzie and other leaders like them were the faces of the modern civil rights movement, figures like Angela Davis were the icons of black activism on behalf of the oppressed.
Born in Birmingham in 1944, Dr. Angela Davis encountered racial discrimination and at an early age, decided that she wanted to play a major role in the efforts to eradicate such discrimination and mistreatment of people of color and women. In 1969, Davis…
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