Life Story: Angela Davis2021-02-12T08:30:12-05:00

Resource

Life Story: Angela Davis (1944-    )

Philosopher, Activist, and Political Prisoner.

The story of a radical thinker whose imprisonment garnered a national response.

Angela Davis

Angela Davis, between 1965 and 1980. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.

Print Image
Pin-back button of Angela Davis

Pin-back button of Angela Davis, 1971. N. G. Slater Corporation, New-York Historical Society.

Print Image

Suggested Activities

  • Connect Angela Davis’s life story to Ella Baker’s. Ask students to think about how these women’s lives intertwined, including their feelings about sexism within the civil rights movement and Ella’s interest in Angela’s case.
  • Deepen students’ understanding of the Black Power movement and the Black Panther Party by connecting this life story to the Panther Sisters document and The Liberation of Aunt Jemima by Betye Saar
  • Both Angela Davis and Antonia Pantoja were academics and educators who advocated for equality and justice within their communities. Invite students to compare their stories and consider how each woman fought for change.

Themes

AMERICAN IDENTITY AND CITIZENSHIP; ACTIVISM AND SOCIAL CHANGE

Source Notes
Print Section
Print Entire Page