ANGELA DAVIS Biography - Activists, Revolutionaries and other freedom fighters


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Angela Davis, radical black activist and philosopher, was arrested as a   
suspected conspirator in the abortive attempt to free George Jackson from 
a courtroom in Marin County, California, August 7, 1970. The guns used   
were registered in her name. Angela Davis was eventually acquitted of all 
charges, but was briefly on the FBI's most-wanted list as she fled from   
Angela Davis is often associated with the Black Panthers and with the     
black power politics of the late 1960s and early 1970s. She joined the   
Communist Party when Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968. She was 
active with SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) before the   
Black Panthers. Angela Davis ran for U.S. Vice President on the Communist 
Party ticket in 1980.                                                     
Angela Davis has been an activist and writer promoting women's rights and 
racial justice while pursuing her career as a philosopher and teacher at 
the University of Santa Cruz and San Francisco University -- she achieved 
tenure at the University of California at Santa Cruz though former       
governer Ronald Reagan swore she would never teach again in the University
of California system. She studied with political philosopher Herbert     
Marcuse. She has published on race, class, and gender .