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Angela Yvonne Davis was born January 26, 1944 in Birmingham, Alabama. She was born and raised during a time and place of great political a racial controversies. In 1960, Davis traveled abroad where she studied in Germany at the Frankfurt School, and attended the University of Paris. When Davis returned to the U.S., she enrolled at the University of California at San Diego, where she began pursuing her master's degree, and career as a professor of philosophy. She began intensely involved in the Southern California black community.
She joined organizations such as Black Panthers Party for Self Defense. She was also an activist during the Civil Rights Movements. Her involvement in these radical groups expressed proudly that she was a revolutionary black communist that challenge capitalism. She is no longer identified as a Communist, but rather a democratic socialist, and is currently a member of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.
She first achieved nationwide notoriety when a weapon registered in her name was linked to the murder of Judge Harold Haley. During an effort to free a black convict who was being tried for the attempted murder of a white prison guard who killed three unarmed black inmates. She...