Rennie Davis, 'Chicago Seven' activist, dies at 80
Left to right, Lee Weiner, Rennie Davis, David Dellinger, Abbie Hoffman, Tom Hayden, (behind Hoffman), Jerry Rubin and John Froiners. Davis, one of the "Chicago Seven" who was tried for organizing an anti-Vietnam War protest outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago that turned violent, has died at age 80. “One of the things people always said about Rennie Davis was that he was a gentle man. AdIn addition to Liegmann, Davis is survived by three children from previous marriages: daughters Lia Davis, 44, and Maya Davis, 28; and a son, Sky Davis, 26; as well as three siblings and two grandchildren. It was updated on Feb. 5, 2021, to correct Rennie Davis' date of birth.
AP Exclusive: Black Lives Matter groups plan convention
The 2020 Black National Convention will take place Aug. 28 via a live broadcast. The first-ever Black Lives Matter convention was held in Cleveland in 2015. Convention organizers said this years event will pay tribute to the historic 1972 National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana, which concluded with the introduction of a national Black agenda. Somewhat similarly, the Vision for Black Lives platform and its characterization of Israel as an apartheid state committing mass murder against Palestinian people drew allegations of anti-Semitism from a handful of Jewish groups, which had otherwise been supportive the Black Lives Matter movement. We dont just say Black lives matter and beg people to care.
Icons of 1960s civil rights movement voice cautious optimism
At front is civil rights worker Andrew Young, and at right, behind King is Rev. Young, a King lieutenant, marvels at both the sizes and the spontaneity of the protests. (AP Photo, File)CINCINNATI Bob Moses says America is at a lurching moment" for racial change, potentially as transforming as the Civil War era and as the 1960s civil rights movement that he helped lead. I dont think anybody has a notion of how big a change this is going to introduce.Moses remains cautious. Some Americans were shocked, it seems to me, to discover they had actually been swimming in this deep, deep sea and didn't understand it.___Contreras reported from Rio Rancho, New Mexico.