9 Jun 2020

‘This moment holds possibilities for change we have never before experienced in this country’ – activist and writer Angela Davis

One woman intimately involved in the struggle for civil rights in the United States is the activist and academic Angela Davis.

From a childhood growing up in segregated Alabama – she was with the Black Panthers and the Communist Party – while beginning her career in education.

Her involvement with a politically distorted murder trial sent her into hiding, becoming one of the FBI’s most wanted – she spent 18 months in jail before she was acquitted of all charges.

She returned to teaching – writing a series of seminal books on social justice and equality. Earlier she joined us from Oakland, California.