Angela Davis

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Angela Davis
Angela Yvonne Davis
BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Educator, author, activist

Davis, Angela


Born Jan. 26, 1944, in Birmingham, Ala. Participant in the antiwar and civil rights movements in the USA. Member of the Communist Party of the USA.

Davis received her higher education at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., but she also studied at the Sorbonne (France) and the University of Frankfurt am Main (Federal Republic of Germany). In 1968 she was granted a master’s degree. She began teaching philosophy in 1969 at the University of California at Los Angeles, but she was dismissed because she was a member of the Communist Party. Because of her progressive views, Davis was arrested in October 1970 on the fabricated charge that she was an accomplice in a murder. Her trial aroused a broad movement in her defense in the USA and in foreign countries, including the USSR.

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The signatories include prominent actors Danny Glover, Rosario Dawson, Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams, and The Practice's LisaGay Hamilton; musicians Vic Mensa, Talib Kweli and Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello; civil rights leaders Patrisse Cullors and Alicia Garza (co-founders of Black Lives Matter), Angela Davis, Michelle Alexander, and Alice Walker; political commentators Marc Lamont-Hill and Angela Rye; and Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman and super bowl champion Michael Bennett.
Others to have signed the call include actresses Rosario Dawson from "Seven Pounds" and Lisa Gay Hamilton from "The Practice"; Lethal Weapon's Danny Glover, former Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave band member Tom Morello; American Football sport-star Michael Bennett; hip-hop artists Vic Mensa and Talib Kweli; as well as Professors Cornel West and Angela Davis.
The pledge, which was published as an open letter in the Guardian on Friday, was signed by well-known artists including Mark Ruffalo, Peter Gabriel, Roger Waters, Viggo Mortensen, Tom Morello, John Cusack, Julie Christie, Shepard Fairey, Eve Ensler, Angela Davis, Talib Kweli, and James Schamus, WAFA reported.
The writings of imprisoned intellectuals, such as Angela Davis, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and Lisa Corrigan have demonstrated how contemporary explorations of racialized state violence become more lucid when viewed through the literary lenses of some of the most socially isolated writers in the Black radical tradition.
Em Mulheres, raca e classe, Angela Davis, filosofa estadunidense, negra, feminista, ativista radical dos anos 1970, trouxe grande contribuicao para repensar as relacoes raciais, ressignificar o feminismo e, de forma particular, para o feminismo negro, sobretudo, colocando a tona o racismo no feminismo.
They sat down and personally interviewed figures like Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Angela Davis and Eldridge Cleaver, leaders of the movement, and spoke to them in length.
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Angela Davis was among the luminaries who lambasted the Trump administration at the massive Women's March on Washington back in January.
Legendary celebrities, such as Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Angela Davis, Henry Louis Gates, and others, tell their personal reminisces and stories about Baldwin.
Angela Davis just wants to stay out of trouble long enough to finish out her sentence at Brunesfield Correctional Facility so she can get back to her brother in Brooklyn and build a new life for herself.
Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness, a panel discussion and Mental Health Resource Hub moderated by BET and CNN correspondent Michaela angela Davis on March 28 at St.