Sad news for Davis fans. Speculation had been rife that Black power advocate will announce her retirement from all public activities, at age 76, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 08/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being an activist isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an activist just isn't fun anymore,” she might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that she may branch out into other creative fields she is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Friday evening, #ThankYouAngela was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made her make the decision.
“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouAngela.”
— @DesireePlum, 7 Aug 2020
“Didn't Angela Davis retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 7 Aug 2020
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