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MLK Celebration featuring Angela Davis

Angela Davis

The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. isn't just that of one great man, said activist and professor Angela Davis. King's legacy honors a tradition of mass struggle that is still ongoing.

"When we celebrate Dr. King, we celebrate our own potential as agents of change," Davis said.

Davis, a distinguished professor emerita of Feminist Studies at the University of California Santa Cruz, addressed Columbus State's MLK Celebration Jan. 31.

All movements for justice are part of the same struggle, she said. Women's rights activists should support labor rights and LGBT rights, in the same way that Dr. King campaigned for the poor in addition to African-Americans.

Davis reflected on the Women's March on Washington, which she attended Jan. 21. "I think all the men in the audience should stand up and applaud the fact that women are rising."

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