Like a snowflake, no afro is the same
Known for large iconic afros, activist turned professor Angela Davis shared the stage with a fellow fro-girl and young activist Zulaikha Patel.
Patel is known as the 13-year-old South African student for making headlines in a viral video alongside her friends as the group of South African students who spoke out in a heated stand-off against teachers who told students that their hair was “exotic” and their afros needed to be tamed.
Angela Davis, who was being honored with a portrait at the 17th Annual Steve Biko Memorial Lecture, was set to be presented by Zulaikha. Despite the honor for Davis, she was the one left applauding for young activist Zulaikha for not only her bravery and activism but for equally sharing the spotlight with her peers despite her she is the face of the movement. She refused to enter to stage alone and motioned for her peers to join in on giving Davis the honor leaving Davis captivated.
This was a beautiful moment in the ‘passing of the torch’ so to speak of one activist to another.