Angela Yvonne Davis ( scroll through for interview clip it can be found in full on YouTube )
Civil rights activist, educator and author was raised in a black neighborhood called "Dynamite Hill" Birmingham, Alabama it was the target of white supremacists in the 1950's for bombings in attempts to drive the black people who'd moved in out of the area. Her mother was a member of the Southern Negro Youth Congress a communist influenced group for uniting black people in the south. Angela grew up with communist organizers who clearly influenced her choices and activism throughout her life.
She even marched and picketed against racial segregation in Birmingham as a Girl Scout. In 1963 white supremacists bombed a black Baptist church killing four young black girls Angela knew personally she's said this is one of the more pivitol moments in her life that made her want to take action.
Many people know her for her close ties and support of to the Black Panther Party and her unjust criminalization/incarceration/trial.
In 1970 August 18th FBI director(huge opposer of the civil rights movement and liberation for people of color) J. Edgar Hoover listed Angela Davis on the top ten most wanted fugitive list. In October when they finally found her ( racist whack) Nixon congratulated them on their capture of "the dangerous terrorist" during her more than a year long incarceration thousands of people rallied for her release and June 4 1972 after 13 hrs of deliberation an (all white) jury found her not guilty.
These are mere ( rushed) snapshots of the things she's done over the course of her life and thankfully she is still alive and still active as an academic and public speaker. I highly recommend watching/ listening to her speeches/interviews(I have one in this post) and reading one or more of her books!
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