A baby girl born Monday to a pregnant black mom in California was named after an activist who led protests against racism.
The baby was named for the Black Lives Matter activist who was killed by police in May.
The baby was born to Jessica Davis, a 23-year-old from Charlotte, North Carolina, who was charged with felony child endangerment for pushing her pregnant daughter, a 2-year old girl, against a fence while the toddler was in her stroller.
Davis told ABC News she believes the baby’s mother is “going to be the biggest activist I have ever known.”
“I believe this is the most important person that’s going to change the world for the better and to do that, we need a child,” Davis said.
The family told ABC affiliate WTVR that Davis was angry that her daughter was in a stroller when it hit the fence.
They said the child’s mother and her baby are both black and Davis is not a member of the Black Panther Party.
Davis is charged with child endangerments, and she could face up to 10 years in prison.
Her bail is set at $10,000.