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Radical activist Angela Davis to be honored with feminist award

By WITW Staff on November 5, 2015


She is a scholar, author, political activist, and all-around radical mind who has shaped American thought and pushed for racial and gender progress since the 1960s. Now, Angela Davis will join other trailblazers including Sandra Day O’Connor, Toni Morrison, Anita Hill and Miss Piggy as a recipient of The Sackler Center First Award, an honor that shines a light on “extraordinary women who were the first in their fields.”

Davis will join fellow famed feminist Gloria Steinem in conversation for the event — created by the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art — on June 2, 2016, following the screening of a documentary about Davis’ life and work.

Elizabeth A. Sackler, for whom the center is named, made the announcement on Thursday at the 2015 Women in the Arts luncheon at the Brooklyn Museum, where legendary performance artist Marina Abramovic was being honored.

Read more about the Sackler Center First Awards here.