The National Women’s Hall of Fame installed Angela Davis September 14 into its Hall of Fame. Davis said in accepting her award, "At each significant turning point in my life, when I was introduced to the world of progressive political activism, anti-racist prison abolition struggles, when I myself was on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List and ended up spending two years in jail and on trial, and when I became involved in many international solidarity efforts, and intersectional feminist movements, I've always been one of many."
"My own consciousness has been enabled always by shared endeavors and collective consciousness," added the Alabama native.
Davis’ 2019 honors highlight the intersection of Black and women’s rights. Earlier this year, The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) board voted to rescind then later “reaffirmed” Davis as the recipient of the Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award. The wobbling opened Black-Jewish wounds when Birmingham mayor Randall Woodfin, who is Black, said the BCRI made the rescission decision “after protests from our local Jewish community and some of its allies.”
Also, Seneca Falls is where a landmark U.S. women's rights convention took place in 1848. Frederick Douglass was also the only African American at the convention.
He was one of thirty two men who signed the Declaration of Sentiments during the convention. This declaration hoped to gain civil, social, political, and religious rights for women.