Angela Davis was born on January 26th 1944 in
Birmingham, Alabama. Angela was the
daughter of an automobile mechanic and
school teacher. Davis attended segregated
schools before moving to N.Y with her
mother. Angela was a activist, educator and a
philosopher! Angela took a great part in the
civil rights acts she made many changes and
stood up for her rights even when treated
• After Angela completed her education, Davis began
work as a assistant professor on the campus of the
University of California in Los Angeles.
• During this period Davis became a member of the
emerging Black Panther party.
• In 1969 she got fired from her job.
• The cause given was her active membership in the
communist party, not even mentioned was her socialist
philosophies or her involvement with the Black
• In 1970 Angela became more involved in the black
panthers! At this same time the black panthers were
getting more national concentration not all was
• This was supposedly due to the leaders which were the
so called Soledad Brothers, Three men that were held in
prison in California.
• An attempt to take hostages at the trial of a third
party, James McClain, led to the shooting death of
several people .
• Among those who died was Judge Harold Haley,
who was killed while being abducted. The gun used
to kill Haley was purposely registered under the
name of Angela Davis.
• Two months as soon as she fled to California she
was captured and put to jail.
• She was then freed from all charges.
• She then stayed at Cuba
• The practices of the late
Malcolm x were deeply
rooted in the beliefs of the
Black Panther Party.
• The Black Panthers
thought about Malcolm X
as a role model to them.
• He believed that both
whites and blacks should
have the same rights to
• The Black panthers were
the protectors to anyone
-On top are the original 6
of there color. members of the Black Panthers.
• Angela Yvonne Davis was born January 26, 1944, to B. Frank, a
teacher and businessman, and Sally E. Davis, who was also a teacher.
Davis was born in Birmingham, Alabama, at a time of great political
times and racism in the United States.
• Angela Davis grew up to be a teacher, activists, and a philosopher.
• Davis traveled to Germany in 1960, where she spent two years
studying at the Frankfurt School under acclaimed scholar Theodor
• From 1963 to 1964, Davis attended the University of Paris. Davis then
returned to the United States and attended Brandeis University, in
Waltham, Massachusetts. After earning her B.A. (magna cum laude) .
• In 1968 she receives her masters degree at the University of California
at San Diego . It was at the University of California at San Diego that
Davis began closely studying the Communist Party. Davis became a
member of the Communist Party, as well as a member of the Black
• During this time she was a professor in philosophy at the University
of California at Los Angeles after teaching for only one year.
• In 1970, Davis became only the third woman in history to appear on
the FBI's most wanted list. Davis was charged by the authorities with
conspiracy to free George Jackson with a bloody shootout in front of a
courthouse in California.
• In 1971 she was released, Davis's essays were published in a
collection entitled If They Come in the Morning: Voices of Resistance.
• In 1980, Davis ran for Vice President of the United States on the
Communist Party ticket.
• She then published her in 1981 next book, Women, Race, and Class.
• Then, in 1989, Davis published the first collection of her speeches,
entitled Women, Culture, and Politics. This book documents Davis's
speeches from 1983 to 1987.
• Today, Angela Y. Davis is an accomplished cultural theorist. Davis is
now a tenured professor at the University of California at Santa Cruz,
and spends much of her time delivering speeches to eager audiences
around the country.
To conclude our report on Angela Y.
Davis we learned that she fought for the
rights of colored people and never gave
up though she was blamed for killing
people she didn’t kill. She was a
philosopher, activist and educator. We
should all take this woman as an
example of what we should do for the