Angela Davis – Bold

wg_watercolor_smudges_9Bold – (of a person, action, or idea) showing an ability to take risks; confident and courageous.

Angela Davis. Talk about bold. Angela Davis is an educator and activist who became known for her involvement in a politically charged murder case in the early 70s. She knew about racial prejudice from her life experiences in Alabama, and as a teenager, she organized interracial study groups, that were broken up by the police.

Davis became a professor at UCLA, but loss favor with administration due to her ties with the Black Panther Party and communism. Although she was fired, she fought them in court and got her job back, but chose not to return when her contract expired.

Davis was brought up on charges in connection with an escape attempt made for George Lester Jackson. He and other prisoners had been accused of the murder of a prison guard, although it is believed that they were used as scapegoats because of their political involvement in prison.

After 18 months in jail, Angela Davis was acquitted in June 1972. After some time traveling and lecturing, she returned to teaching and teaches courses on the history of consciousness.

What this country needs is more unemployed politicians. – Angela Davis


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