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Angela Davis
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Angela Davis

A Strong Force in Political & Social Activism
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Professor Angela Davis is known for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression. Davis' political activism began as a youth in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1969 she came to national attention after being removed from her teaching position at UCLA as a result of her social activism and her membership in the Communist Party, USA. In 1970, she was placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List on false charges and was the subject of an intense police search that drove her underground. A massive international "Free Angela Davis" campaign led to her acquittal in 1972. After her release from prison, Davis's essays were published in a collection entitled If They Come in the Morning: Voices of Resistance. Today, she is a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she teaches courses on the history of consciousness. Davis has authored several books, including Women, Race, and Class and Are Prisons Obsolete? (2003). She continues to be a strong force for political and social activism