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Angela Davis

Champion of Global Liberation

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Date of Birth:

1944

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Birmingham, Alabama, USA

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Why Featured?

Vocal Supporter of Palestinian Rights

Brief bio

Angela Davis is an iconic social justice activist, scholar, and writer known for her lifelong dedication to combating all forms of oppression. She has been a pivotal figure in civil rights movements, blending her academic prowess with active participation in global liberation struggles, including vocal support for Palestinian rights.

Major Milestones

Contributions

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy: Earned from Humboldt University of Berlin in 1969.

  • Political Activism: Prominent member of the Black Panthers and the Communist Party USA.

  • Legal Challenges: Acquitted in a high-profile case in 1972, which initially saw her placed on the FBI's Most Wanted list.

  • Vice Presidential Candidacies: Ran for vice president on the Communist Party USA ticket in the 1980s.

  • Academic Contributions: Taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz, influencing countless students and activists.

  • Social Justice Advocacy: Davis has been a relentless advocate for racial, gender, and economic justice globally...See More

  • Palestinian Rights Advocacy: She has actively supported Palestinian liberation, critiquing Israeli policies and drawing parallels between Palestinian struggles and other global social justice movements...See More

  • Influential Public Speaking: Davis has used her platform to discuss the importance of solidarity with Palestine, notably during events such as Palestine Week and in various public lectures (The Washington Informer) .

  • Literary Influence: Authored several books, including "Freedom is a Constant Struggle," which discusses the connections between global struggles, including the fight for Palestinian rights (Science and Nonduality (SAND))

  • Global Solidarity Movements: She has inspired international solidarity movements, emphasizing the interconnectedness of struggles across the world and highlighting the plight of Palestinian people as central to global justice movements (Science and Nonduality (SAND)) .

Date of Last Update: 
July 8, 2024

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