Angela Davis

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Birthday
26, 1944
Birthplace
Birmingham, AL
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
26, 1944 (age 74)
Birthplace
Birmingham, AL

About

African-American activist, author, and professor who was involved in the Civil Rights Movement and harbored Communist sympathies.

Before Fame

Her mother was a leading organizer of the Southern Negro Congress, an organization heavily influenced by the Communist Party.

Trivia

She founded Critical Resistance, a prison reform organization established with the goal of abolishing the prison-industrial complex.

Family Life

Her father operated a service station in Birmingham, Alabama, and her mother was a school teacher. She was married to Hilton Braithwaite from 1980 until 1983.

Associated With

Her involvement with the Communist Party led President Ronald Reagan to seek to ban her from teaching at California universities.