F E B 2 • Angela Davis• The Queen✊🏾 Non-conformist, non-apologetic Black Power/Black feminism activist Angela Davis is a well-traveled, well-studied liberated feminist, civil rights activist, gay rights activist, abolitionist, communist, author, speaker & Doctor of Philosophy
Founder of Critical Resistance: focused on abolishing the prison-industrial complex, Founder of Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, Co-founder of the Black feminist alliance African American Agenda 2000
After obtaining her PhD in the 60’s, she began a tumultuous career at UCLA where she was fired twice (for Communist philosophy & blunt speech) by the Board of Regents, once directly under orders by then-Gov. Ronald Reagan.
For many years, she was the UC Santa Cruz Director of Feminist Studies and a professor in the History of Consciousness Department.
From 1969-1991 she was a member of the Communist Party USA and twice a candidate for Vice President (of CPUSA)
In 1971, due to her support of the Soledad Brothers & affiliation with the weapons used to take over a California courtroom (resulting in several deaths, including a judge) she was arrested for aggravated kidnapping and first degree murder.
She was on J Edgar Hoover’s FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugative List, one of only 39 women to appear on the List.
After 16 months of incarceration, media attention, dedicated songs by Rolling Stones, John Lenin x Yoko Ono, Bob Dylan, Todd Cochran & Virgilio Savona, 200 local committees & 67 foreign working to free her from prison, she was released on bail, her case was transferred to Santa Clara County & then received a not guilty verdict at prosecution.
At 74yo, she’s retired as a teacher, but still an active member of Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.
There’s plenty to read about her out there, but I recommend her Self-titled autobiography. It’s avail on Amazon, Audible, & your local library people!! #blackhistorymonth #febisforfreedom #blackpower #byanymeansnecessary #ucsantacruz #radicalfeminism #gayrights #womensrights #africanamericanrights #civilrights #woman #teacher #author #femalewriters #publicspeaker #publicspeaking