Angela Davis

Angela Davis
Born: January 26, 1944
in Birmingham
Angela Yvonne Davis (born January 26, 1944) is an American political activist, philosopher, academic, scholar, and author. She is a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. A Marxist, Davis was a longtime member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) and is a founding member of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS). She is the author of over ten books on class, feminism, race, and the US prison system. Born to an African-American family in Birmingham, Alabama, Davis studied French at Brandeis University and philosophy at the University of Frankfurt in West Germany. Studying under the philosopher Herbert Marcuse, a prominent figure in the Frankfurt School, Davis became increasingly engaged in far-left politics. Returning to the United States, she studied...
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Award

  • 2021
    doctor honoris causa
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  • 2011
    Blue Planet Award
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  • 2006
    Thomas Merton Award
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  • 1998
    American Book Awards
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  • 1979
    Lenin Peace Prize
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  • 1972
    honorary citizen of Magdeburg
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    Star of People's Friendship
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    Jubilee Medal "In Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin"
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    Order of Playa Girón
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The Prison Industrial Complex

The Prison Industrial Complex

Angela Davis

2020
Angela Davis Speaks

Angela Davis Speaks

Angela Davis

2020
The Meaning of Freedom

The Meaning of Freedom

Angela Davis

2020
Soul and Soledad

Soul and Soledad

Angela Davis

2017
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