Today we celebrate the 72 birthday of American political activist, scholar, and author, Angela Davis (born January 26, 1944).
Angela emerged as a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party USA, and had close ties with the Black Panther Party through her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. She is the third women in history to be placed on the FBIs most wanted list and her interests include prisoner rights; she founded 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. In order to celebrate her birthday we at WatchTheYard.com have created a list of five influential interviews with Angela throughout her time as a young activist, an inmate and now. Click on the arrows below to see the interviews and share with your friends on social media.
For starters, watch this interview with Angela that briefly introduces you to her life’s work.
Click on the arrow below to see her interview from jail.
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