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Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-

LC control no.n 50035485
Descriptive conventionsrda
Personal name headingDavis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-
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Variant(s)Davis, Angela, 1944-
Dėvis, Andzhela, 1944-
Associated countryUnited States
LocatedNew York (N.Y.) Frankfurt am Main (Germany) Waltham (Mass.) San Francisco (Calif.) Los Angeles (Calif.) Santa Cruz (Calif.)
Birth date1944-01-29
Place of birthBirmingham (Ala.)
AffiliationAngela Davis Legal Defense Fund Angela Davis Defence Committee (Great Britain) Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism Communist Party of the United States of America
Brandeis University
University of California, San Diego
Universität Frankfurt am Main San Francisco State University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Santa Cruz
Profession or occupationPolitical activists College teachers Authors Civil rights workers
Found inAm Beispiel Angela Davis, 1971.
Women and race, c1981: t.p. (Angela Davis)
Blues legacies and Black feminism, 1998: CIP t.p. (Angela Y. Davis)
Beyond the frame, c2005: CIP t.p. (Angela Y. Davis)
Wikipedia, Sept. 08, 2014 (Angela Davis; Angela Yvonne Davis; born January 26, 1944 in Birmingham, Alabama; political activist, scholar, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party USA, and had close relations with the Black Panther Party through her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, despite never being an official member of the party. Prisoner rights have been among her interests; she is the founder of Critical Resistance, an organization working to abolish the prison-industrial complex. She is a retired professor with the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a former director of the university's Feminist Studies department. Her research interests are feminism, African-American studies, critical theory, Marxism, popular music, social consciousness, and the philosophy and history of punishment and prisons. Davis helped found the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, which broke from the Communist Party USA in 1991. She remains on the Advisory Board of the Committees)
African American National Biography, accessed via The Oxford African American Studies Center online database, August 7, 2014: (Davis, Angela Yvonne; radical activist, civil rights activist, communist, scholar, educator, prison abolitionist; born 29 January 1944 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States; moved to New York City (1959), attended meetings of Advance, a Marxist-Leninist student group affiliated with the Communist Party; BA in French Literature, Brandeis University (1965); entered the University of Frankfurt in West Germany to pursue a PhD in Philosophy in Frankfurt; returned to the United States and continue her studies at the University of California, San Diego (1976); worked with the Black Panther Political Party and the Los Angeles branch of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); left both groups and oficially joint the Communist Party (1969); received a non-tenure-track appointment in the philosophy department of the University of California at Los Angeles while completing her PhD, but the Board of Regents supported by Governor Ronald Reagan fired her citing a 1949 law prohibiting the hiring of communists; in 1970 became a leader in the Soledad Brothers Defense Committee in support of the three African American inmates at the Soledad prison indicted for the murder of a white prison guard with lack of evidence or witnesses to the crime; she was on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list for being considered an accomplice to a related incident in the Marin County courtroom; her trial began in January 1971; eighteen months later, during which time an international movement to "Free Angela Davis" flourished, she was acquitted on all charges; became a professor at San Francisco State and, beginning in 1991, at the University of California, Santa Cruz; remained a vibrant and vital voice on the political left; lead the fight agianst what she termed the "prison industrial complex"; published numerous books and articles, including her own autobiography in 1974)
Associated languageeng
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