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Guide to Angela Davis Materials, 1970-1972
H.Mss.1027  
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Angela Yvonne Davis (born January 26, 1944) is an American political activist, scholar, and author. She emerged as a nationally prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party USA. In 1970 she became heavily involved with George Jackson's case and is accused of taking part in a prison uprising that occurs related to Jackson. This collection contains 27 pamphlets, books and related ephemera concering the imprisonment and trial of Angela Davis, published during and immediately after her 18-month incarceration. The materials illustrate the efforts of several Free Angela Davis support groups in spreading her story and raising funds for her defense. The books and pamphlets generally describe the events surrounding Davis's trial, including opening and closing statements, questionable legal wrangling, and pledges of support from political, African-American, and international communities; one pamphlet written in German and another a translation from a German politician.
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1 box
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All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.
Availability
This collection is open for research.