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 Angela Davis
Davis is well-known for her role in the Black power movement as a member of the Black Panther and Communist parties.
Davis began her lecture by pointing out a little known fact: Prisons were not used as primary modes of punishment until the American Revolution.
As Davis points out, many companies have benefited from the rise in inmate populations: Among them are the construction companies that build all the new prisons; the food companies that provide meals to the inmates; and the electronic, soap, and telephone companies that provide services inside the prisons, to mention only a few.
www.madtimes.com /angela-davis.htm   (498 words)

  
 Transcript: Angela Davis 9/22/98
Angela Davis: I think victims' rights are extremely important, however I don't think we should argue that the rights of victims of crime equal the failure to acknowledge any rights where prisoners are concerned.
Angela Davis: As far as I know, a number of young people, particularly here in the Bay Area, have been inspired by the historical work of the Black Panther Party and have begun to address the contemporary issues in different ways.
Angela Davis: The bombing not only of the MOVE house and organization but also that entire block was one of the worst moments in our history.
www.time.com /time/community/transcripts/chattr092298.html   (2985 words)

  
 frontline: the two nations of black america: interview with angela davis
DAVIS: That's true but I think the contemporary problem that we are facing increasing numbers of fl people and other people of color being thrown into a status that involves work in alternative economies and increasing numbers of people who are incarcerated.
DAVIS: Yes, I think it's really important to acknowledge that Dr. King, precisely at the moment of his assassination, was re-conceptualizing the civil rights movement and moving toward a sort of coalitional relationship with the trade union movement.
DAVIS: Well, we see an increasingly weaker labor movement as a result of the overall assault on the labor movement and as a result of the globalization of capital.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/race/interviews/davis.html   (1270 words)

  
 Black Activist Angela Davis to Speak in Oberlin March 7
In 1994, Davis received the distinguished honor of an appointment to the University of California Presidential Chair in African American and Feminist Studies, and today she is a tenured professor in the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
A witness to the historical struggles of the contemporary era, Davis is known internationally for her ongoing work to combat oppression in the U.S. and abroad.
In 1970 Davis was placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List on false charges, and was the subject of an intense police search that drove her underground and culminated in one of the most famous trials in recent U.S. history.
www.oberlin.edu /newserv/05jan/angelaDavisRelease.html   (477 words)

  
 Harvard Gazette: Abolish prisons, says Angela Davis
Davis, an icon of the radical political activism of the late 1960s and early '70s, spoke of prisons not as a tourist but as a former resident.
Drawing comparisons to other abolitionist movements throughout history, Davis said that her hope is that the abolition of prisons might attract the same vigorous international debate the death penalty has.
Davis supported her argument with sobering facts about the proliferation of prisons and the disproportionate incarceration of minorities.
www.news.harvard.edu /gazette/2003/03.13/09-davis.html   (886 words)

  
 ANGELA DAVIS BIOGRAPHY
Angela Yvonne Davis was born in the Birmingham, Alabama, on January 26, 1944.
Angela Davis traveled to Germany in 1960, where she spent two years studying at the Frankfurt School under the tutelage, of the acclaimed teacher Theodor Adorno.
Angela was taken to the New York Women’s House of Detention were she spent several months before being extradited back to Marin County in California, then eventually to a jail in San Jose, California.
www.jayepurplewolf.com /PASSION/ANGELADAVIS/index.html   (2707 words)

  
 Vignette: Angela Davis
ANGELA DAVIS was born in the “Dynamite Hill” area of Birmingham, Alabama.
Davis was hired by UCLA as an assistant professor of philosophy, but her involvement in radical civil rights groups led to her dismissal.
Davis continues to be an activist, is a tenured professor at the University of California at Santa Cruz and a much sought after lecturer.
faculty.washington.edu /qtaylor/aa_Vignettes/davis_angela.htm   (274 words)

  
 Angela Davis Bio: University of Utah News Release: February 1, 2002
During her sixteen-month incarceration, a massive international "Free Angela Davis" campaign was organized, leading to her acquittal in 1972.
Davis' long-standing commitment to prisoners' rights dates back to her involvement in the campaign to free the Soledad Brothers, which led to her own arrest and imprisonment.
Davis has lectured in all of the fifty United States, as well as in Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and the former Soviet Union.
www.utah.edu /unews/releases/01/feb/davisbio.html   (445 words)

  
 Angela Davis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Davis attended a progressive school in Greenwich Village where several of the teachers had been fllisted during the McCarthy Era.
Davis was greatly influenced by Marcuse, especially his idea that it was the duty of the individual to rebel against the system.
Davis went on the run and the Federal Bureau of Investigation named her as one of its "most wanted criminals".
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAdavisAN.htm   (1284 words)

  
 disinformation | angela davis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Davis joined the Communist Party in 1968 and suffered discrimination like many fls during the late 1960s for her personal political beliefs and commitment to revolutionary ideals.
Ultimately Davis represents a revitalising force in New Left politics (she was at the forefront of Gulf War protests in the United States that were censored by the mainstream media) and individual life-affirming cultural studies (particularly blues and hip-hop music).
Text of a June 25, 1998,speech by Angela Davis on Affirmative Action that also conveys her contemporary interpretation of the 1960s activist legacy: "I also need to point out that we are not in the '60s anymore.
www.disinfo.com /archive/pages/dossier/id91/pg1   (1444 words)

  
 Be Aware - Angela Davis
The FBI said that Angela armed prisoners in the Marin County courthouse with guns that were registered in her name, as the guns used by Jonathan were hers.
Angela was finally found in a Greenwich Village hotel and was formally charged with murder and kidnapping even though she never took part in the shootout in Marin County.
Angela started writing on her release from prison and in 1971, her first essays were published in a collection called 'If They Come In The Morning: Voices of Resistance'.
www.daintycrew.com /davis.htm   (655 words)

  
 Angela Davis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Angela Yvonne Davis (born January 26, 1944 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an African American radical activist and philosopher who was associated with the Black Panther Party in the 1960s and 1970s.
Davis ran for Vice President on the Communist ticket in 1980 and 1984 along with Gus Hall.
Angela Davis Speaking Against the Death Penalty and Opposing the Execution of Stanley Williams (November 30, 2005).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Angela_Davis   (2579 words)

  
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Professor Angela Y. Davis is known internationally for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the U.S. and abroad.
She was incarcerated on charges of murder, kidnapping and conspiracy, and was the subject of an intense police search that drove her underground and which culminated in one of the most famous trials in recent history.
Tom: "Today's top story: Twenty six year old Angela Davis, the once political philosopher at UCLA who was fired because of her affiliation with the Communist Party USA, was linked to the Marin County Courthouse shootout earlier this week.
www.clas.ufl.edu /users/ssmith/davisbio.html   (580 words)

  
 American University Washington College of Law - Faculty - Davis, Angela J.
Angela J. Davis, professor of law at AU's Washington College of Law, is an expert in criminal law and procedure with a specific focus on racism in the criminal justice system and prosecutorial power.
Davis is a former law clerk of the Honorable Theodore R. Newman, the former Chief Judge of the D.C. Court of Appeals.
Davis was awarded a Soros Senior Justice Fellowship in 2003 and is the author of Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor (forthcoming, Oxford University 2006).
www.wcl.american.edu /faculty/adavis   (404 words)

  
 VG: Artist Biography: Davis, Angela Yvonne
Angela Yvonne Davis was born January 26, 1944, to B. Frank, a teacher and businessman, and Sally E. Davis, who was also a teacher.
Davis was charged by the authorities with conspiracy to free George Jackson with a bloody shootout in front of a courthouse in California.
Davis is now a tenured professor at the University of California at Santa Cruz, and spends much of her time delivering speeches to eager audiences around the country.
voices.cla.umn.edu /vg/Bios/entries/davis_angela_yvonne.html   (1178 words)

  
 Angela Davis - Social Justice Wiki
What Angela Davis has chosen to identify with and use for the means of liberating fl people in America, has been the backbone for her intellectual growth.
Angela Davis’ thoughts are what have set her apart from other leaders of her time.
Angela Davis did not leave those thoughts in that era either, she has made it her lifestyle through her work as a public speaker, professor, and writer.
socialjustice.ccnmtl.columbia.edu /index.php/Angela_Davis   (839 words)

  
 Angela Davis' playwright niece addresses their legacy
Angela Davis is a key character in "Angela's Mixtape," as is Eisa's mother, Fania Davis (Angela's sister).
Angela Davis has a doctorate (and is now a professor in the history of consciousness department at UC Santa Cruz), while Fania Davis has a law degree from Boalt Law School and a doctorate.
Angela Davis (whose middle name is Yvonne) has already seen bits and pieces of "Angela's Mixtape," including on April 25, when Eisa performed part of it at a Harvard Law School program that analyzed her aunt's 1972 trial.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/05/06/DDGCSCKF1R1.DTL   (674 words)

  
 Angela Yvonne Davis
After finishing her masters in California, Davis began teaching philosophy at the U of C at LA.   She was being monitored for her association with the communist party and her association with the Black Panthers.
Davis was imprisoned for over a year for her supposed involvement in the incident at the Marin County courthouse.
Davis was denied the seat of President of U of C at Santa Cruz in 1994 due to her political beliefs and history.
www.unm.edu /~erbaugh/Wmst200spr03/bios/Davis.htm   (890 words)

  
 UC Davis: Spotlight: Angela Davis: the ‘organizer’
Angela Davis has strong opinions on topics ranging from marriage to immigration to fls in prisons.
Angela Davis lived up to her billing as an "organizer" when she spoke in Freeborn Hall on Oct. 10.
Davis urged people to use their knowledge in a "transformative way … as a way of helping us remake the world so that it is better for all its inhabitants, and I am not only talking about human beings."
www.ucdavis.edu /spotlight/1006/angela_davis.html   (929 words)

  
 Davis, Angela Biography | aaw_04_package.xml   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Davis was the first of four children in a middle-class African-American family living in a section of Birmingham, Alabama, that had been bombed so often by the Ku Klux Klan that it was known as Dynamite Hill.
Davis claimed she bought the guns because of threats on her life, but rather than surrender, she went into hiding.
Davis was arrested on charges of conspiracy, murder, and kidnapping in New York in October 1970, prompting a worldwide "Free Angela" protest.
www.bookrags.com /biography/davis-angela-aaw-04   (809 words)

  
 Angela Davis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Davis attended segregated schools in Birmingham before moving to New York with her mother who had decided to study for a M.A. at New York University.
Davis worked as a lecturer of African American studies at Claremont College (1975-77) before becoming a lecturer in women's and ethnic studies at San Francisco State University.
In 1979 Davis visited the Soviet Union where she was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize and made a honorary professor at Moscow State University.
www.youngmessengerrzz.com /id95.html   (729 words)

  
 Women's Studies Presents 'An Evening With Angela Davis'
Davis is a professor in the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Davis first received national attention in 1969 when she was removed from her teaching position in the UCLA Philosophy Department because of her membership in the Communist Party.
Davis was placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted List while she was in hiding after the incident.
www.uky.edu /PR/News/Archives/1999/OCT99/angeladavis.htm   (236 words)

  
 ANGELA DAVIS IS NO ANGEL
Angela Davis is a historical, political figure who has not been evaluated and scrutinized simply because she is a female.
Because of her radical social activity during the 1960s, Angela Davis was labeled a "Black Revolutionary" and put on the cover of the October 26, 1970 issue of Newsweek magazine.
Angela Davis was once on the FBI's most wanted list during the turbulent 1960s, and it was almost thought to be "cute" for a woman to be seen as just as notorious an outlaw as a man.
blacktown.net /ANGELADAVIS.html   (1451 words)

  
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In 1970 Davis was implicated by more than 20 witnesses in a plot to free her imprisoned lover, fellow Black Panther and prison thug George Jackson, by hijacking a Marin County, California courtroom and taking the judge, the prosecuting assistant district attorney, and two jurors hostage.
At her 1972 trial, Davis presented her version of where she had been and what she had been doing at the time of the shootout; because she was acting as her own attorney, she could not be cross-examined.
Davis' case was further aided by the pliant nature of the jury, which acquitted her.
www.discoverthenetwork.org /individualProfile.asp?indid=1303   (1409 words)

  
 The HistoryMakers
Activist, author and professor Angela Davis was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on January 26, 1944, the daughter of two teachers.
Davis was quickly put on the FBI's most wanted list, despite the fact that she was not at the crime scene, and was apprehended in New York.
Davis tours across the United States and the world lecturing on prison reform, and she currently serves on the advisory board of the Prison Activist Resource Center.
www.thehistorymakers.com /biography/biography.asp?bioindex=505&category=CivicMakers   (432 words)

  
 Angela Davis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Angela Y. Davis is known internationally for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the U.S. and abroad.
During the last twenty-five years, Professor Davis has lectured in all of the fifty United States, as well as in Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and the former Soviet Union.
Her articles and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, and she is the author of five books, including Angela Davis: An Autobiography; Women, Race, and Class; Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday; and The Angela Y. Davis Reader.
humwww.ucsc.edu /HistCon/faculty_davis.htm   (410 words)

  
 Angela Davis - Moviefone
Angela Davis was born in 1944 in Birmingham, Alabama, in the midst of Jim Crow...
Angela Davis, the daughter of an automobile mechanic and a school teacher, was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on 26th January, 1944.
Angela Davis profile: an activist and teacher, Angela Davis was once on the FBI's most wanted list.
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