DAVIS, ANGELA YVONNE, 1944-

Biography:

University professor, writer, activist. Born– January 26, 1944, Birmingham. Parents– B. Frank and Sallye E. Davis. Education– attended the Sorbonne, 1963-64; Brandeis University, B.A., 1965; graduate study, University of Frankfurt, 1965-1967; University of California at San Diego, M.A., 1968; additional study, 1968-1969.  Taught philosophy at U.C.L.A., 1969-1970; University of California at Santa Cruz, 1991-2008; San Francisco State University.  Member Black Panthers, Communist Party.  Candidate for U. S. Vice President, Communist Party, 1980 and 1984.  Honorary doctorate, Lenin University.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online and Who’s Who of American Women, 1979-1980.

Publication(s):

Abolition Democracy; Beyond Empire, Prisons, and Torture. Seven Stories Press, 2005.

Angela Davis; an Autobiography. New York; Random House, 1974.

Are Prisons Obsolete?  Seven Stories Press, 2003.

Beyond the Frame;  Women of Color and Visual Representation.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

The Black Woman’s Role in the Community of Slaves. Somerville, Mass.; New England Free Press, 1970.

Blues Legacies and Black Feminism; Gertrude ‘Ma’ Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday.  Pantheon Books, 1998.

Freedom Is a Constant Struggle.  Haymarket Books, 2015.

The Meaning of Freedom, and Other Difficult Dialogues.  City Lights, 2012.

Policing the National Body; Sex, Race, and Criminalization.  South End Press, 2002.

Violence Against Women and the Ongoing Challenge to Racism. Latham, N.Y.; Women of Color Press, 1985.

Women, Culture, and Politics. New York; Random House, 1989.

Women, Race, and Class. New York; Random House, 1981.

Joint Publications;

If They Come in the Morning; Voices of Resistance.  Third Press, 1971.

Papers; 

The Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama holds a collection of Angela Davis papers and ephemera covering the years 1971-1984.