Dr. Angela Davis

Activist and educator Dr. Angela Davis will be honored by the National Women’s Hall of Fame on Sept. 14 for her historic achievements and lifetime of work.

Davis is a political activist, educator, and author who emerged as a prominent counterculture activist in the 1960s working with the Black Panther Party during the Civil Rights Movement and Communist Party USA. Known for books like “Women, Race & Class,” she has worked as a professor and activist who advocates gender equity, prison reform and alliances across color lines.

Fellow 2019 Hall of Fame inductees include attorney and activist Gloria Allred, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, retired U.S. Air Force Col. Nicole Malachowski,  attorney and scholar Sarah Deer, actress and activist Jane Fonda, artist and activist Rose O’Neill, former Congress member Louise Slaughter, composer Laurie Spiegel and biologist Dr. Flossie Wong-Staal.

“We are pleased to add these American women to the ranks of inductees whose leadership and achievements have changed the course of American history,” said Betty Bayer, president of The National Women’s Hall of Fame, in a statement.

Davis will join over 266 women who have been inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame, founded in 1969, which is America’s oldest membership organization and museum dedicated to honoring and celebrating the achievements of distinguished American women.