angela davis 300x199 angela davisAngela Davis...IconicAngela Davis Angela Davis is a radical activist who was linked to the Black Panthers in the 1960s and '70s. After Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, she joined the Communist Party and ran for U.S. Vice President in 1980. She still continues her work as an activist and writes on women's rights and racial justice.

 

American political activist, scholar, professor, author and nationally prominent radical of the 1960s, Angela Davis. Of well educated southern parents, she studied in the US, France and Germany, and became a leader of the Communist Party USA, and closely involved with the Black Panther Party through the Civil Rights Movement. She popularised the 'afro' hairstyle and generated pride in many African Americans, and respect for her uncompromising stance, amongst students around the world

 

Assata Shakur in Her Own Words: Rare Recording of Activist Named to FBI Most Wanted Terrorists ListInIn 1973 Assata Shakur, activist & escaped convict, was a member of the Black Panther Party & Black Liberation Army. Between 1971 & 1973, she was accused of several crimes & made the subject of a multi-state manhunt. Shakur was then incarcerated in several prisons, where her treatment drew criticism from some human rights groups. She escaped from prison in 1979 and has been living in Cuba in political asylum since 1984.

1973 Assata Shakur, activist & escaped convict, was a member of the Black Panther Party & Black Liberation Army. Between 1971 & 1973, she was accused of several crimes & made the subject of a multi-state manhunt. Shakur was then incarcerated in several prisons, where her treatment drew criticism from some human rights groups. She escaped from prison in 1979 and has been living in Cuba in political asylum since 1984.

 

 

black panther - chic & powerful. Interesting propaganda image - women want to look like her [although perhaps without the rifle) and men just want her. I wonder where this woman is today?

black panther - chic & powerful. Interesting propaganda image - women want to look like her (although perhaps without the rifle). I wonder where this woman is today?