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Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne) 1944-

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Women, race & class by Angela Yvonne Davis( Book )

65 editions published between 1981 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 2,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful study of the women's liberation movement in the U.S., from abolitionist days to the present, that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders. From the widely revered and legendary political activist and scholar Angela Davis.--Publisher website
When they call you a terrorist : a Black Lives Matter memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors( Book )

14 editions published between 2018 and 2020 in English and held by 2,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised by a single mother in an impoverished neighborhood in Los Angeles, the author experienced firsthand the prejudice and persecution Black Americans endure at the hands of law enforcement. For the author, the most vulnerable people in the country are Black people. The author asserts that Black Americans have been targeted by a criminal justice system that serves a white privilege agenda, and are subjected to unjustifiable racial profiling and police brutality. In 2013, when Trayvon Martin's killer went free, her outrage led her to co-found the Black Lives Matter movement with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi. Condemned as terrorists and as a threat to America, the women founded a hashtag that birthed the movement to demand accountability from the authorities who have turned a blind eye to the injustices inflicted upon people of black and brown skin. Championing human rights in the face of violent racism, the author transformed personal pain into political power, giving voice to a people suffering inequality, and forming a movement fueled by strength and love, to tell the country - and the world - that Black Lives Matter.--adapted from dust jacket
Blues legacies and Black feminism : Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday by Angela Y Davis( Book )

46 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and French and held by 2,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a close and riveting analysis of these artists' performances, words, and lives, Davis uncovers the unmistakable assertion and uncompromising celebration of non-middle-class, non-heterosexual social, moral, and sexual values
If they come in the morning : voices of resistance by Angela Yvonne Davis( Book )

45 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Dust Jacket: The trial of Angela Yvonne Davis in connection with the prisoner revolt by three black prisoners on August 7, 1970 at the Marin County Courthouse will be remembered as one of America's most historic political trials, and no one can tell the story better than Miss Davis herself. This book is also perhaps the most comprehensive and thorough analysis of that increasingly important symbol-the political prisoner. Of her trial, Miss Davis writes, "I am charged with three capital offenses-murder, kidnapping and conspiracy. My life is at stake in this case-not simply the life of a lone individual, but a life which has been given over to the struggles of my people, a life which belongs to Black people who are tired of poverty, and racism, of the unjust imprisonment of tens of thousands of our brothers and sisters." "I stand before this court", she declares, "as a target of a political frame up which, far from pointing to my culpability, implicates the State of California as an agent of political repression. I declare publicly before the court, before the people of this country, that I am innocent of all charges which have been leveled against me by the State of California." On the central theme of this book Miss Davis contends that "the offense of the political prisoner in his political boldness, his consistent challenges-legally or extra-legally-of fundamental social wrongs fostered and reinforced by the state. He has opposed unjust laws and exploitative, racist social conditions in general, with the ultimate aim of transforming these laws and the society into an order harmonious with the material and spiritual need and interests of the vast majority of its members." Regarding his own defense, Ruchell Magee, the only prisoner who survived the same revolt and one of the many impressive contributors in this invaluable volume which includes George Jackson, Fleeta Drumgo, John Cluthcette, James Baldwin, Bobby Seale and Ericka Huggins, states, "For over seven years I have been forced to stay in slavery on fraudulent pleas of guilty, made by attorneys, court-appointed attorneys, over my objection, over my plea of not guilty, and over my testimony of not guilty."
Women, culture & politics by Angela Davis( Book )

37 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines critical issues important to women: racism, violence, health, children, education and peace
Freedom is a constant struggle : Ferguson, Palestine, and the foundations of a movement by Angela Yvonne Davis( Book )

26 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world. Reflecting on the importance of black feminism, intersectionality, and prison abolitionism for today's struggles, Davis discusses the legacies of previous liberation struggles, from the Black Freedom Movement to the South African anti-Apartheid movement. She highlights connections and analyzes today's struggles against state terror, from Ferguson to Palestine. Facing a world of outrageous injustice, Davis challenges us to imagine and build the movement for human liberation. And in doing so, she reminds us that "Freedom is a constant struggle."
Assata : an autobiography by Assata Shakur( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On May 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a hospital, close to death, handcuffed to her bed, while local, state, and federal police attempted to question her about the shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike that had claimed the life of a white state trooper. Long a target of J. Edgar Hoover's campaign to defame, infiltrate, and criminalize Black nationalist organizations and their leaders, Shakur was incarcerated for four years prior to her conviction on flimsy evidence in 1977 as an accomplice to murder. This intensely personal and political autobiography belies the fearsome image of JoAnne Chesimard long projected by the media and the state. With wit and candor, Assata Shakur recounts the experiences that led her to a life of activism and portrays the strengths, weaknesses, and eventual demise of Black and White revolutionary groups at the hand of government officials. The result is a signal contribution to the literature about growing up Black in America that has already taken its place alongside The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the works of Maya Angelou. Two years after her conviction, Assata Shakur escaped from prison. She was given political asylum by Cuba, where she now resides."--Publisher's description
Resisting state violence : radicalism, gender, and race in U.S. culture by Joy James( )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African American scholar-activist Joy James offers a stimulating and iconoclastic account of a world in which the United States functions as the political-police center. Resisting State Violence is a clear-sighted and uncompromising guidebook for those who want to understand the forces that hinder social change, and to effectively move beyond them
Are prisons obsolete? by Angela Y Davis( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amid rising public concern about the proliferation and privatization of prisons, and their promise of enormous profits, world-renowned author and activist Angela Y. Davis argues for the abolition of the prison system as the dominant way of responding to America's social ills. "In thinking about the possible obsolescence of the prison," Davis writes, "we should ask how it is that so many people could end up in prison without major debates regarding the efficacy of incarceration." Whereas Reagan-era politicians with "tough on crime" stances argued that imprisonment and longer sentences would keep communities free of crime, history has shown that the practice of mass incarceration during that period has had little or no effect on official crime rates: in fact, larger prison populations led not to safer communities but to even larger prison populations. As we make our way into the twenty-first century-two hundred years after the invention of the penitentiary-the question of prison abolition has acquired an unprecedented urgency. Backed by growing numbers of prisons and prisoners, Davis analyzes these institutions in the U.S., arguing that the very future of democracy depends on our ability to develop radical theories and practices that make it possible to plan and fight for a world beyond the prison industrial complex
Another politics : talking across today's transformative movements by Chris Dixon( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Amidst war, economic meltdown, and ecological crisis, a 'new spirit of radicalism is blooming' from New York to Cairo, according to Chris Dixon. In Another Politics, he examines the trajectory of efforts that contributed to the radicalism of Occupy Wall Street and other recent movement upsurges. Drawing on voices of leading organizers across the United States and Canada, he delivers an engaging presentation of the histories and principles that shape many contemporary struggles. Dixon outlines the work of activists aligned with anti-authoritarian, anti-capitalist, and anti-oppression politics and discusses the lessons they are learning in their efforts to create social transformation. The book explores solutions to the key challenge for today's activists, organizers, fighters, and dreamers: building a substantive link between the work of 'against, ' which fights ruling institutions, and the work of 'beyond, ' which develops liberatory alternatives"--Provided by publisher
Toni Morrison : the pieces I am( Visual )

7 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to '70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics, and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature
Black is... black ain't : a personal journey through black identity( Visual )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and French and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A frank and honest look at black identity in America. Uses incisive storytelling and commentary from prominent black intellectuals, including Angela Davis, Bell Hooks, and Cornel West. Meant to stir provocative debate and add reinforcement to a bold vision for a humanity that embraces all people. Explodes the myth that black America is monolithic. "Black Is . . . Black Ain't," was the film Riggs was working on at the time of his death, and was completed by a group of his friends and colleagues
The Black power mixtape 1967-1975 : a documentary in 9 chapters( Visual )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the rise of The Black Power Movement in the 60s and 70s, Swedish Television journalists documented the unfolding cultural revolution for their audience back home, having been granted unprecedented access to prominent leaders such as Angela Davis, the SNCC's Stokely Carmichael, and Black Panthers founders Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. Now, after more than 30 years in storage, this never-before-seen footage spanning nearly a decade of Black Power is finally available. Director Goran Hugo Olsson presents this mixtape, highlighting the key figures and events in the movement, as seen in a light completely different than the narrative of the American media at the time. Talib Kweli, Erykah Badu, Abiodun Oyewole, John Forte, and Robin Kelley are among the many important voices providing narration and commentary, adding modern perspective to this essential time capsule of African-American history."--Publisher description
Beyond the frame : women of color and visual representations by Neferti Xina M Tadiar( )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beyond the Frame explores the importance of visual images in the identities and material conditions of women of color as they relate to social power, oppression, and resistance. The goal of the collection is to rethink the category of "visual theory" through "women of color." It also explores the political and social ramifications of visual imagery for women of color, and the political consciousness that can emerge alongside a critical understanding of the impact of visual imagery. The collection begins with a general exploration of what it means to develop a women of color criticism (rather than an analysis of women of color), and goes on to look specifically at topics such as 90s fashion advertisements, the "politics of cosmetic surgery," and female fans of East L.A. rock bands."--Jacket
The Angela Y. Davis reader by Angela Yvonne Davis( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For three decades, Angela Y. Davis has written on feminism, anti-racism, political philosophy, and liberation theory. Her analyses of culture, gender, capital and race have profoundly influenced political and social thought, and contemporary struggles. This volume presents interviews, essays, and excerpts from Davis's most important works including her memoir. In four parts -- Prisons, repression, and resistance; Marxism, anti-racism, and feminism; aesthetics and culture; and interviews -- Davis examines progressive politics and intellectualism The extensive introduction by Joy James both provides biographical background and contextualizes the intellectual development of Davis as one of the leading thinkers of our time. The Angela Y. Davis Reader is essential reading for anyone concerned about social justice, Marxism, and critical race and feminist theory."--Provided by publisher
Behind the razor wire : portrait of a contemporary American prison system by Michael Jacobson-Hardy( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Behind the Razor Wire continues the tradition of documentary photography by reporting in words and photographs on the conditions in the American prison system. Jacobson-Hardy examines the physical and psychological environments of a range of contemporary correctional institutions and the lives they contain. The foreword by Angela Y. Davis and essays by John Edgar Wideman, Marc Mauer, and James Gilligan, M.D., make a searing indictment of America's criminal justice system, while offering a framework for understanding the photographs in their historical and cultural context. By recording the faces, the emotions, and the lives of those who live and work in the prison system, Jacobson-Hardy heightens public awareness and promotes dialogue on criminal justice policy." "Behind the Razor Wire creates a visual portrait of prisons and prisoners, and a compelling documentary of how prisoners see themselves and of how in turn they are seen by others."--Jacket
The meaning of freedom by Angela Y Davis( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the meaning of freedom? Angela Y. Davis' life and work have been dedicated to examining this fundamental question and to ending all forms of oppression that deny people their political, cultural, and sexual freedom. In this collection of twelve searing, previously unpublished speeches, Davis confronts the interconnected issues of power, race, gender, class, incarceration, conservatism, and the ongoing need for social change in the United States. With her characteristic brilliance, historical insight, and penetrating analysis, Davis addresses examples of institutional injustice and explores the radical notion of freedom as a collective striving for real democracy -- not a thing granted by the state, law, proclamation, or policy, but a participatory social process, rooted in difficult dialogues, that demands new ways of thinking and being. "It is not too much," writes Robin D.G. Kelly in the introduction, "to call her one of the world's leading philosophers of freedom." The Meaning of Freedom articulates a bold vision of the society we need to build and the path to get there. -- Publisher description
Subversive southerner : Anne Braden and the struggle for racial justice in the Cold War South by Catherine Fosl( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anne McCarty Braden (1924--2006) rejected her segregationist, privileged past to become one of the civil rights movement's staunchest white allies. In 1954 she was charged with sedition by McCarthy-style politicians who played on fears of communism to preserve southern segregation. Though Braden remained controversial -- even within the civil rights movement -- in 1963 she became one of only five white southerners whose contributions to the movement were commended by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in his famed "Letter from Birmingham Jail." Braden's activism ultimately spanned nearly six decades, making her one of the most enduring white voices against racism in modern U.S. history. Subversive Southerner is more than a riveting biography of an extraordinary southern white woman; it is also a social history of how racism, sexism, and anticommunism intertwined in the twentieth-century South as ripples from the Cold War divided the emerging civil rights movement."--Amazon
I, Tituba, black witch of Salem by Maryse Condé( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized account of the West Indian slave Tituba, who was accused of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, and was arrested and jailed for two years
The two nations of black America by Henry Louis Gates( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this Frontline report, correspondent Henry Louis Gates, Jr., a Harvard scholar, explores the gaping chasm between the upper and lower classes of black America and probes why it has happened: "How have we reached this point where we have both the largest black middle class and the largest black underclass in our history?" His personal essay draws a picture of growing black success along with the deepening black despair and argues that black upper classes now have more in common with their white colleagues and peers than with those they have left behind in the inner cities. Reviewing the thirty years that have passed since the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., Gates shows that while many blacks reaped the reward of the civil rights movement and affirmative action and gained middle class status, just as many were left behind in an expanding underclass of poverty. The program features interviews with prominent blacks such as Cornel West, William Julius Wilson and Maulana Karenga as well as civil rights veterans like Eldridge Cleaver, Angela Davis and Julian Bond. While they differ on historical interpretation, they all agree that the next phase of the black liberation struggle must be focused on economic deprivation and the class divide."--Container
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Women, race & class
Blues legacies and Black feminism : Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie HolidayIf they come in the morning : voices of resistanceWomen, culture & politicsAssata : an autobiographyResisting state violence : radicalism, gender, and race in U.S. cultureAre prisons obsolete?Beyond the frame : women of color and visual representationsThe Angela Y. Davis reader
Alternative Names
Ancela Devis

Andžela Deivisa

Angela Davis

Angela Davis American political activist, scholar, and author

Angela Davis Amerikaans filosoof

Angela Davis amerikai filozófus

Angela Davis amerikanesch Politikerin

Angela Davis attivista statunitense

Angela Davis militante des droits de l'homme, professeur de philosophie et militante communiste

Angela Davis professora e ativista norte-americana

Angela Davis US-amerikanische Bürgerrechtlerin, Soziologin und Schriftstellerin

Angela Davis yhdysvaltalainen sosiologi ja poliittinen aktivisti

Angela Davisová

Angela Davisová americká radikální aktivistka a feministka

Angela Yvonne Davis

Angela Yvonne Davis política marxista, activista afroamericana y profesora de Filosofía

Angela Yvonne tiara Davis política marxista, activista afroamericana y profesora de Filosofía

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