Angela Davis, photographed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders as part of his portrait project "The Black List." Retired from her professorship at the University of California, she has founded Critical Resistance, an organization working against the prison-business complex in the US. More like her at https://www.pinterest.com/yrauntruth/grow-up-age-croning/
Viola Davis Desmond (1914 –1965) was an Black Nova Scotian who was granted a posthumous pardon, the first to be granted in Canada. The gov't of Nova Scotia also apologized for convicting her for tax evasion, when, in fact, she was resisting a "whites only" discrimination policy in a movie theatre in 1946. Desmond's story was one of the most publicized incidents of racial discrimination in Canadian history. Desmond acted 9 yrs before the famed incident by civil-rights activist Rosa Parks.