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Davis, Angela Yvonne

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Born: 1944 AD
Currently alive, at 70 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Activists

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African American radical activist and philosopher

 

1944 - Born on the 26th of January Birmingham, Alabama.

 

1958 - Applied to a program of the American Friends Service Committee, which placed Black students from the South in integrated schools in the north.

 

        - Attended high school at Elizabeth Irwin High School a small private school favored by the radical community. And was exposed to study of socialism and communism.

 

1960 - Earned a master's degree from the University of California, San Diego, returning to Germany for her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Humboldt University of Berlin.

 

        - Worked as a philosophy lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles.

 

1970 - Became the third woman and the 309th individual to appear on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List.

 

       - Involved in Black Panther efforts to garner support for the imprisoned George Jackson, Fleeta Drumgo, and John Clutchette, known as the "Soledad Brothers".

 

1980 - Served as Communist Vice-presidential Candidate.

 

Wrote "Women, Race, and Class" 1981,"Women, Culture, and Politics" 1989, "Blues Legacies and Black Feminism" 1998.

 

1995 - Rallied against the Million-Man March, arguing that the exclusion of women.

 

1997 - She came out as a lesbian in Out Magazine.

 

 

 


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