"Whenever you conceptualize social justice struggles, you will always defeat your own purposes if you cannot imagine the people around whom you are struggling as equal partners."
The United States has an extensive history of inspiring people who went against the grain to fight for equality. And many of them happen to be fearless women, such as Angela Davis.
Anytime I hear about Angela Davis, I automatically think about her prolific involvement in the civil rights movement, the Black Panther Party, feminism, and criminal justice reform (she was he was implicated in a murder case that led to her hiding out. Eventually, she went to prison but was acquitted in 1972.).
But her quest to make America a better place started way before this. And it's extraordinary.