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Angela Davis : an autobiography

Author: Angela Y Davis
Publisher: New York : Random House, [1974] ©1974
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The two women wait for the darkest part of night. Only then will they feel safe enough to leave the little house in Echo Park. Outside there may be men with guns or warrants--or both. When the dark is at its deepest, the two women step outside. One of them is Angela Davis. With this scene, a most remarkable woman opens her story. From a childhood on Dynamite Hill in Birmingham, Alabama, to one of the most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
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Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-
Angela Davis--an autobiography.
New York, Random House [1974]
(OCoLC)904212855
Named Person: Angela Y Davis; Angela Y Davis; Angela Y Davis
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Y Davis
ISBN: 0394489780 9780394489780
OCLC Number: 1041393
Notes: "A Bernard Geis Associates book."
Description: x, 400 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Nets --
Rocks --
Waters --
Flames --
Walls --
Bridges.
Responsibility: Angela Davis.

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"The two women wait for the darkest part of night. Only then will they feel safe enough to leave the little house in Echo Park. Outside there may be men with guns or warrants--or both. When the dark is at its deepest, the two women step outside. One of them is Angela Davis. With this scene, a most remarkable woman opens her story. From a childhood on Dynamite Hill in Birmingham, Alabama, to one of the most significant political trials of the century, Angela Davis describes in full the story of her life: from Carrie A. Tuggle Elementary School to the U.S. Communist Party; from her political activity in a New York high school to the Soledad Brothers; from the faculty of the Philosophy Department at UCLA to the FBI's list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In spite of voluminous print devoted to Angela Davis, a curious privacy has always surrounded her--a privacy still intact. Until this publication, no one had managed to provide us with the whole story: What was her childhood really like? How deep were the influences of a Southern and a European education? What precipitated her into political activism? What was her relationship with the Soledad Brothers? How did she elude the FBI? Where did she go? What did she do? Who helped her? This book tells not only what happened, but more important, how she felt about the events, the people, and herself. A powerful and commanding story told with warmth, brilliance, humor and conviction. Of the turbulent sixties, Angela Davis is the last and, perhaps, the only triumphant figure."--Publisher's description.

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