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Angela Davis

Political Activist
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Net worth 2018: $75 Million
Industry: Writers
Residence: Birmingham
Country: United States
BirthDay: 26 January 1944
Sigh: Aquarius
Education: Elisabeth Irwin High School, New York City, NY - Brandeis University - MA, University of California at San Diego (1968),

Angela Davis was bornon 26 January 1944 in Birmingham, American, is Political Activist. Angela Yvonne Davis is considered to be a distinguished social and political activist of the United States. She has made a huge contribution in the uplifting of the political and social conditions of black in the American society. She was born and brought up in Alabama by her upper middle class parents, who were also in political scene of their times. Davis has studied in New York, Frankfurt and Massachusetts, where she polished her already existing communist ideas in her mind. She started as an associate professor at the University of California in the subject of philosophy and side by side got involved in the Communist Party USA and the Black Panther Party. It was in the 1970s that Davis got in trouble with the law when one of her subject of study, a young black boy who was imprisoned, tried to escape from the jail and was found with a weapon that was claimed to have been given to him by Davis. She tried to flee the law but was caught and put in the jail until all of the charges on her were withdrawn. Davis has been a keynote speaker on the issues of feminism, condition of the prisoners in the jails of United States and the liberation of gays and lesbians at many renowned universities and institutions since that incident.


$75 Million


In 2013, she delivered a speech at Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN on the issues of prison in the United States and also spoke at the 18th Annual Building Bridges Conference


In 2012, Davis gave a Commencement Address at the Pitzer College, Claremont and was awarded with the Blue Planet Award for her work in the field of humanity and the welfare of the planet in the same year


In 2010, Davis spoke at the Trinity University, Texas on the occasion of MLK Day Celebration


In 2009, she was the keynote speaker at the Martin Luther King Commemorative Celebration at the Louisiana State University


In 2008, Davis gave a lecture at Howard University and was the closing keynote speaker at the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference


In 2007, she started teaching 'History of Consciousness' at the University of California, Santa Cruz


In 2003, she gave a lecture at the Agnes Scott College, talking about the unfairness of the death penalty, bringing reform in the prisons, issues of the minority in the society and the backdrops of the criminal justice system in the US


In 1995, Davis formed the African American Agenda 2000 to alliance Black Feminists after she opposed the Million Man March, opposing the absence of women from the event


She was again elected as the vice-president of the Communist Party in 1984 and wrote many books on activism


In 1980, she became the vice-president of the Communist Party


In 1979, Davis was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize in Soviet Union and was made the honorary professor at the Moscow State University


From 1975-1977, Davis worked as the lecturer of African-American studies at the Claremont College and later went on to teach women and ethnic studies at the San Francisco University


There is a song written on Davis called ‘Angela’ and it was sung by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1972 and was included in Lennon’s album ‘Some Time in New York City’


In 1971, it was claimed that Davis provided weapon in the prison to a seventeen year old black prisoner called George Jackson, who was killed in an encounter while trying to escape from the prison in San Quentin


They were finally able to do it in 1970 - Davis was fired from UCLA for using inflammatory language


After studying for a few years in the University of Frankfurt, in 1969 Davis worked as an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles


In 1962, she went to Europe to be a part of the Eighth World Festival for Youth and Students in Finland


In 1961, she attended the Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachussetts


In 1959, Davis went to New York to broaden her educational horizons and attended the Elizabeth Irwin High School in Greenwich Village

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