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During the 1971 Prosecution of Angela Davis, I Fought the Law — And I Won

February 1971 issue of Ramparts magazine: “It was 1971 and, being young, single, a political activist, and a New Yorker, I wasn’t home much at my third-floor walkup in Greenwich Village except to sleep. One night in March, my across-the-hall … Continue reading

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The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History

“Fred Hampton was the 21-year-old chief of staff and national spokesperson for the Black Panther Party when, on the morning of Dec. 4, 1969, Chicago police broke into his apartment and murdered him. Hampton was considered a charismatic danger by … Continue reading

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Prison Memoirs: The New York Women’s House of Detention by Angela Davis (October 1974)

“When the wailing of the sirens tapered off and the caravan began to slow down, I realized that I was somewhere in Greenwich Village. As the car turned into a dark driveway, a corrugated aluminum door began to rise and … Continue reading

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Ava DuVernay Interviews Angela Davis on This Moment—And What Came Before

“AVA DuVERNAY: I was reading an interview in which you talked about something that’s been on my mind quite a bit lately. It’s about this time we are in that I’ll just call a racial reckoning. Do you feel that … Continue reading

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James Baldwin Talks About Racism in America & Civil Rights Activism on The Dick Cavett Show (1969)

James Baldwin, New York City, 1976; photograph by Nancy Crampton “There are many reasons, some quite literal, that it can be painful to talk about racism in the U.S. For one thing, it often seems that writers like W.E.B. Du … Continue reading

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Resistance: How—Not Whether—to Act

“I still believe that our cause (which is not only ours) is better taken up by the rebellious students than by the police, and, here in California, that is demonstrated to me almost daily,” wrote Herbert Marcuse (right) to his … Continue reading

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Women’s Brigade of Weather Underground

Bernardine Dohrn “Initially called ‘The Proud Eagle Tribe,’ the communiqué from the Women’s Brigade of the Weather Underground pledged to ‘build a militant women’s movement that commits itself to the destruction of Amerikan imperialism’ and exploit ‘the man’s chauvinism’ as … Continue reading

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Life with the Black Panthers

Kathleen Cleaver and Black Panther co-founder Bobby Seale (right) at a Free Huey rally in Oakland, California, in the summer of 1968. “When Howard Bingham was commissioned by Life magazine in 1967 to photograph the Black Panthers, he was, at … Continue reading

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Angela Davis on Protest, 1968, and Her Old Teacher, Herbert Marcuse

“As I write in May 2018, in the city of Paris, French students and workers are conducting demonstrations, sit-ins, and occupations with the aim of challenging the Macron government’s harsh attacks on labor and its announced efforts to restrict access … Continue reading

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Susan Brownmiller

“Susan Brownmiller (born February 15, 1935) is an American feminist journalist, author, and activist best known for her 1975 book Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape. Brownmiller argues that rape had been previously defined by men rather than women, … Continue reading

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