February 27, 2024

Black History Month - Angela Davis

Angela Davis

January 26, 1944 - Present

  • Civil Rights advocate, author, scholar, philosopher, speaker, professor
  • Leader of the Communist Party USA in the 1960s
  • Interested in prisoner rights; co-founded Critical Resistance, an organization working to abolish the prison-industrial complex
  • Membership in the Communist Party led to former Governor of California Ronald Reagan's request, in 1969, to bar her from teaching at an university in California
  • Conducts research on feminism, African American studies, critical theory, Marxism, popular music, and social consciousness
  • Twice a candidate for Vice President on the Communist Party USA ticket during the 1980s

Learn More!
Women & the American Story
UC Santa Cruz - Humanities
Harvard Radcliffe Institute