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Angela Davis--an Autobiography
Angela Davis--an Autobiography | Angela Yvonne Davis
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The political activist reflects upon the people and incidents that have influenced her life and commitment to global liberation of the oppressed
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WomanistBibliophile
Angela Davis--an Autobiography | Angela Yvonne Davis
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It‘s nearly the end of another year of The Free Black Women‘s Library reading challenge and I‘ve been reflecting on another wonderful year of reading Black Women‘s writing. This experience (my third) has again introduced me to some wonderful, uplifting, heart-rending books in genres from afrofuturism to romance to memoir and on. Gratitude to these inspiring authors and to OlaRonke, the creatrix of #thefreeblackwomenslibrary 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

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gradcat
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#RedRoseSeptember

(Day 17 - #KinkyAfro)

*Angela Davis sports a “Kinky Afro” for real to this very day. My earliest memories of big Afros are of her in her youth: when she was involved with the Black Panthers; when she was jailed for her part in the Soledad Brothers hostage situation; and when she was fired from her position at UCLA (twice), and subsequently rehired after intervention from the Board of Regents. Davis was born in Birmingham, ⬇️

gradcat ⬆️ (Cont.) which was a region that experienced extreme violence, particularly where she lived, which was dubbed “Dynamite Hill.” The name came about because of the frequent bombing of middle-class black family homes in the 1950s. 3mo
arlenefinnigan YES! Excellent choice ✊ 3mo
Joyfulmimi I used to wear my hair like that in the 70s🙋🏽‍♀️ 3mo
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Cinfhen Iconic 💕great choice 3mo
gradcat @arlenefinnigan & @Cinfhen Thank you for your nice comments! ♥️ 3mo
gradcat @Joyfulmimi I LOVE that hairstyle—I wish my flat, straight, thin hair would do that! 😅 3mo
Joyfulmimi Actually my hair is naturally curly and thin so it took some work (long story) for the Angela Davis look but I loved it @gradcat 3mo
gradcat @Joyfulmimi I bet it was beautiful! I want a new hairstyle now...or just new hair! 😂 3mo
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LogiKitty
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(cont) The gentleman who was selling this at the vintage market informed me that this was an original 1st ed copy (1974) and ex-library (which means its condition is near perfection). The cover seemed familiar when I first walked up, but I'm not sure where it came from! I can't remember who encouraged me to read it, but here it is 😀 A beauty, huh? ^o^

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LogiKitty
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I went to the vintage market today, and I found several gems that I shall share over the next couple of days! This first find was an autobio of Angela Davis - a political activist who was formerly engaged w the Communist Party and the Black Panther Party in the 60s, and listed on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives. She is also a co-founder of Critical Resistance, an organization working to abolish the prison-industrial complex today. Oof 😍🤯

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MsLeah8417
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WomanistBibliophile
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A solidarity among the poor is what the elites fear most. The categories of race serve the purposes of the elite as they turn peoples against each other, lead the people to believe that their interests are opposed to those of other racial groups, leaving open the possibility of identification with the elites‘ interests. We be many and they be few, they fear us because they need us, our productivity and our acquiescence.

Weaponxgirl This is something I‘m always trying to convey to people. I have this on my tbr, just wish I could read quicker to get to them all sooner. 9mo
WomanistBibliophile @Weaponxgirl yes, I try to convey solidarity isn‘t exhorting the most marginalised to move closer to the least marginalised. I see so often those people with more privilege chastising as divisive those with less for having different perspectives and strategies. But oftentimes the further one is pushed to the margins the more clear one‘s perspective of centralised power becomes 9mo
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WomanistBibliophile
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#IWD has its origins in the early twentieth century women‘s socialist and communist organising. On the women‘s day of 1917 a strike of textile workers precipitated the Russian revolution. Reading Angela Davis‘ Autobiography it‘s fascinating to see the commitment she had to communism as liberatory praxis and her understanding of the necessity for revolution. It heartens me somewhat.
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BooksGirlsCats
Angela Davis--an Autobiography | Angela Yvonne Davis
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Late to the party but here's an awesome sign we came across at the Women's March on NYC!

LauraJ Perfect 👌 3y
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SuperPunkNinja
Angela Davis--an Autobiography | Angela Yvonne Davis
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In case you need some power today. 💪

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
saresmoore Yeah! I love this. 3y
Julsmarshall 🙌🏽 3y
LindsayReads YESSSSS 3y
Lesliereads Time to re-read! 3y
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Great autobiography of a Black woman revolutionary.

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jennirl
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written in 1974, still 100% relevant

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