Angela Yvonne Davis (born January 26, 1944, in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American political activist and university professor who was associated with the Black Panther Party for Self Defense and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Davis was also a notable activist during the Civil Rights Movement, and a prominent member and political candidate of the Communist Party USA. Since leaving the Communist Party, she continues to identify herself as a democratic socialist, and is currently a member of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.
She first achieved nationwide notoriety when a weapon registered in her name was linked to the murder of Judge Harold Haley during an effort to free a black convict who was being tried for the attempted retaliatory murder of a white prison guard who killed three unarmed black inmates. Davis fled underground and was the subject of an intense manhunt. Davis was eventually captured, arrested, tried, and then acquitted in one of the most famous trials in recent U.S. history.
Davis is currently a graduate studies Professor of History of Consciousness at the University of California and Presidential Chair at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She works for racial and gender equality, and for gay rights and prison abolition. She is a popular public speaker, nationally and internationally, as well as a founder of the grassroots prison-industrial complex-abolition organization Critical Resistance.
Angela Davis: An Autobiography by Angela Y. Davis
Women, Race, & Class by Angela Y. Davis
Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Y. Davis
The Angela Y. Davis Reader by Angela Y. Davis (Author), Joy James (Editor)
Women, Culture & Politics by Angela Y. Davis
The History Makers, Vol. 3: Courage (2005)-DVD
Starring: Angela Davis, Bell Hooks
Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor by Angela J. Davis
The Morning Breaks: The Trial of Angela Davis by Bettina Aptheker
Cheryl Contee aka "Jill Tubman", Baratunde Thurston aka "Jack Turner", rikyrah, Leutisha Stills aka "The Christian Progressive Liberal", B-Serious, Casey Gane-McCalla, Jonathan Pitts-Wiley aka "Marcus Toussaint," Fredric Mitchell
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