Angela Yvonne Davis (born January 26, 1944) 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 was in close relations to the Black Panther Party, but was never an official member of the party, and through her association with the Civil Rights Movement. 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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... for president four times—in 1972, 1976, 1980, and 1984—the last two times with Angela Davis ... absolute) Received votes (%) 1972 Jarvis Tyner 25,597 0.03 % 1976 Jarvis Tyner 58,709 0.07 % 1980 Angela Davis 44,933 0.05 % 1984 Angela Davis 36,386 0.04 % In the late 1980s, when ... purged them from the membership, including such leaders as Angela Davis and Charlene Mitchell ...
... The National United Committee to Free Angela Davis is at the Main Library at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (A collection of thousands of letters received by the Committee and Davis from people in the ...
... Books by Black Panthers Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, Angela Davis, etc. 1976 Angela Davis An Autobiography (New York Bantam). 1998 The Angela Y ...
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