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Civil Rights Museum Reoffers Honor to Angela Davis

first_imgBy The Associated PressBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama civil rights museum reversed course after a public outcry and reinstated a human rights award to activist Angela Davis that it had previously rescinded, the organization announced Friday.The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute said in a statement that its board has voted to reaffirm Davis, a Birmingham native, as the recipient of the award and has invited her to personally receive it. The statement said the board has not heard if Davis will accept.In this Feb. 19, 2015 file photo, Angela Davis speaks during her visit to the University of Michigan-Flint, in Flint, Mich. An Alabama civil rights museum has reversed course after a public outcry and has decided to give political activist Angela Davis an award that it offered then rescinded. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute said in a statement Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, that its board has voted to reaffirm Davis as the recipient of the human rights award.(Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP)“Dr. Angela Davis, a daughter of Birmingham, is highly regarded throughout the world as a human rights activist,” Institute President Andrea L. Taylor said in a statement.The Birmingham museum sparked protests and criticism earlier this month when it announced that it was abruptly canceling the award to Davis that was supposed to be given at a February gala.The board withdrew her award after a local Holocaust education group asked it to reconsider. Davis is an outspoken supporter of a movement criticizing Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.Davis, who turns 75 on Saturday, has spent decades fighting for civil rights. She was an active member of the Black Panther Party, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and Communist Party USA.Board members on Jan. 14 issued a public apology for the discord that resulted from its decision to rescind the award. They said there said there should have been more conversation with diverse points of view before making the decision.In Friday’s statement, the board said its decision to give Davis the award is “in keeping with its commitment to learning from its mistakes.”The award is called the Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award. It is named for the late minister and prominent civil rights activist who led demonstrations in the city.last_img read more

Travel to magical Africa with these flight deals from Lufthansa

first_imgExploring China is made easy with Lufthansa Known to have a warm Mediterranean climate, this city is perfect for those looking to get some winter sun. This stunning port city may be easily identified by its iconic Table Mountain but beyond its imposing grandeur, the mountain is also known to be one of the richest, most abundant areas of fauna and flora – with an estimated 2,200 species of plant. Take a visit back in time to Robben Island and see where Mandela was imprisoned during the apartheid. If you’re a thrill-seeker, you can try your hand at paragliding, surfing, hiking or if you so fancy it, cage diving with great white sharks. End your day with a beautiful South African white and some fresh seafood. Explore Johannesburg from £449 Fly to Nairobi from £399 You don’t have to be a wildlife lover to fall utterly in love with Kenya. With a number of national parks, safari is definitely top of the list of things to do, but let’s not discount the beaches – known to be some of the most beautiful beaches in the world (without the herds of tourists), Kenya will appeal to the sun worshipers amongst us too. If you’re a keen mountain climber or enjoy a spot of hiking, you will be spoilt for choice. Travellers head to Kenya to escape reality so turn off your mobile and allow yourself to fully soak up nature’s beauty. Say yes to the world with Lufthansa: In partnership with Lufthansa. There are some absolutely stunning five-star resorts in Africa, from Richard Branson’s luxury safari tents in Kenya to a lodge perched on the edge of an extinct volcano in Tanzania. And let’s not forget the private islands in Mozambique and waterfront cocktail terrace in Cape Town. Cheap flights to Johannesburg from £449 ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Start your adventure now with flights starting from £399 on Lufthansa. Africa – an intrepid traveller’s dream. A continent that is incredibly diverse in landscape and cultures, you could spend a lifetime exploring this rich, colourful land. If you want to get closer to the wonders of nature, Africa has plenty to offer – Kilimanjaro, epic Safaris, the Sahara desert are just a snippet of what you can experience. Experience Cape Town from £499 Cheap flights to Nairobi from £399 If you want to climb the Great Wall of China in Beijing, experience ‘the Paris of the East’ (Shanghai) or eat melt in your mouth soup dumplings in Hong Kong these great flight deals will surely whet your appetite. The largest city in South Africa is rooted in history– visit Constitution Hill, deemed one of South Africa’s most important historical sites, or visit the Apartheid Museum to learn more about the country’s struggle towards democracy. Don’t miss the incredible Cradle of Humankind, a complex of limestone caves situated 50km from the city. The UNESCO archaeological site is home to a three million old skull named ‘Little Foot’.  If not everyone in your group wants to travel back in time, then Newtown Pillars, an outdoor art gallery is a must see, with work from some of the country’s top street artists. Cheap flights to Cape Town from £499 Looking for more flight deals to Africa? Check out all Lufthansa deals. China is home to ancient wonders and modern marvels, from the breathtaking Great Wall to the spiky futuristic skyline of Shanghai. If you’re planning a trip of a lifetime to the Middle Kingdom, make sure to tick off these 10 must-see destinations in China – all of which are easy to get to with Lufthansa. If you’re planning a trip to see the Forbidden City or experience the shopping wonderland of Hong Kong, Lufthansa has some great flight deals to China. And the airline’s entertainment, upgrade options and service are some of the best in the world – which is why it’s been voted Best Airline in Europe by passengers for two years running. The ultimate holiday bucket list for your trip to China Holiday in China with these incredible Lufthansa deals Published October 2018. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability Discover Africa: these 12 luxury resorts will make you want to book a flight right now RelatedDiscover Africa: these 12 luxury resorts will make you want to book a flight right nowLuxury safari tents in Kenya, a lodge perched on the edge of an extinct volcano in Tanzania and a waterfront cocktail terrace in Cape Town – just some of the most stunning five-star resorts in Africa.Holiday in China with these incredible flight deals from LufthansaThis beautifully diverse and vast country spans over nine million kilometres and has so much to offer travellers. Experience a melange of epic history from centuries past with rapid modernisation. In partnership with Lufthansa.       If you want to climb the Great Wall of China in Beijing, experience…Exploring China is made easy with LufthansaIf you’re planning a trip to see the Forbidden City or experience the shopping wonderland of Hong Kong, Lufthansa has some great flight deals to China. And the airline’s entertainment, upgrade options and service are some of the best in the world – which is why it’s been voted Best…last_img read more