Angela Davis: An Autobiography

Category: Book
By (author): Davis, Angela Y.
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Published: October 2021
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 420
Size: 6.00in x 9.00in
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From The Publisher*

Angela Davis has been a political activist at the cutting edge of the Black Liberation, feminist, queer, and prison abolitionist movements for more than 50 years. First published and edited by Toni Morrison in 1974, An Autobiography is a powerful and commanding account of her early years in struggle. Davis describes her journey from a childhood on Dynamite Hill in Birmingham, Alabama, to one of the most significant political trials of the century: from her political activity in a New York high school to her work with the U.S. Communist Party, the Black Panther Party, and the Soledad Brothers; and from the faculty of the Philosophy Department at UCLA to the FBI's list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. Told with warmth, brilliance, humor and conviction, Angela Davis's autobiography is a classic account of a life in struggle with echoes in our own time.

Review Quote*

"Angela Davis has spent more than 50 years working for social justice. This summer, society started to catch up."
-Ava Duvernay,Vanity Fair

"An activist. An author. A scholar. An abolitionist. A legend."
-Ibram X. Kendi

"Before the world knew what intersectionality was, the scholar, writer and activist was living it, arguing not just for Black liberation, but for the rights of women and queer and transgender people as well."
-New York Times

"If anyone is qualified to make an assessment on the current situation, it is Angela Davis. She has spent five decades as an intellectual campaigning for racial justice, yet the causes she has pursued- prison reform, defunding the police, restructuring the bail system- had, until recently, been considered too radical for mainstream political thinking."
-The Guardian

"As an iconic educator, scholar, and leader in the civil rights movement, Angela Davis is an obligatory add to your list of must-read black authors."
-O Magazine

Biographical NoteAngela Y. Davis is a political activist, scholar, author, and speaker. She is an outspoken advocate for the oppressed and exploited, writing on Black liberation, prison abolition, the intersections of race, gender, and class, and international solidarity with Palestine. She is the author of several books, includingFreedom is a Constant Struggle, andWomen, Race, and Class, andAre Prisons Obsolete? She is the subject of the acclaimed documentaryFree Angela and All Political Prisoners and is Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz.