Early life[ edit ] Angela Davis was born in Birmingham, Alabama.
Davis, 74, who had connections to the Black Panthers and led the Communist Party of the USA in the s and s, later became one of the most prominent activists and academic thinkers on issues such as race, feminism, and the prison abolition movement.
The ACLU started a campaign last year to educate voters on their district attorneys and has represented Oregon inmates with civil rights complaints.
In the s, Davis gained national notoriety after being arrested for supplying guns in the attempted escape of her lover, George Jackson, and two other inmates who had been accused of killing a white prison guard at the Soledad State Prison in California. Three days earlier, a white guard shot and killed three black inmates in the prison yard below his lookout post.
Davis secretly exchanged love letters with Jackson while he was held in solitary confinement on a false charge of stealing gasoline. He loaded hostages and the three defendants in a van and tried to escape. Police opened fire on the vehicle.
Davis bought the guns used to bust Jackson and two other inmates out of court — a crime she was arrested for and eventually released on bail after thousands of people protested her incarceration.
She was acquitted on all charges by an all-white jury in in Davis taught philosophy at UCLA in the late s and has written several books that rail against the prison-industrial complex and tackle issues of sexism, racism and other injustices.Presenting here are Professor Angela Davis' initial lectures for "Recurring Philosophical Themes in Black Literature," her first course at UCLA, taught during the Fall Quarter of At the time she was beginning a two-year appointment as Acting Assistant Professor in Philosophy, an appointment duly recommended by the Department of Philosophy.
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