The Radical Angela Davis

Biography

Angela Davis, born as Angela Yvonne Davis was born January 26 1944(age 70), Birmingham Alabama. Mrs.Angela Davis had 1 husband and 1 husband only and his name Hilton Braithwaite. She had 2 movies about her Black is... Black aint, The History Makers : Courage. She won 1 award for being an author which is The AMerican book Award.

Angela, a well known Political Activist,Scholar, Communist, Author.She emerged as a nationally prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s, as a leader. She knew about racial prejudice from her experiences with discrimination growing up in Alabama.Davis organized interracial study groups, which were broken up by the police. She also knew several of the young African-American girls killed in the Birmingham church bombing of 1963.

Davis was born in Birmingham, Alabama. Her father, Frank Davis, was a graduate of St. Augustine's College, a historically black college in Raleigh, North Carolina, and was briefly a high school history teacher. Her father later owned and operated a service station in the black section of Birmingham. Her mother, Sallye Davis, a graduate of Miles College in Birmingham, was an elementary school teacher.

The family lived in the "Dynamite Hill" neighborhood, which was marked by racial conflict. Davis was occasionally able to spend time on her uncle's farm and with friends in New York City. Her brother, Ben Davis, played defensive back for the Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Davis also has another brother, Reginald Davis, and sister, Fania Davis Jordan.

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