Angela Y. Davis


Born
in Birmingham, Alabama, The United States
January 26, 1944

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Angela Yvonne Davis is an American political activist, scholar, and author. She emerged as a nationally prominent 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 continuing 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 is the former director of the university's Feminist Studies department.

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“Radical simply means "grasping things at the root.”
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“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.”
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