Angela Davis to receive civil rights award after museum reverses decision

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The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute issued a public apology for denying the award and said there should have been more conversation

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it had reversed course after a public outcry and would give the activist Angela Davis an award that was offered then rescinded.

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