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Primary Sources: People - African-Americans: Davis, Angela Y.
A collection of 2,800 full-length African American videotaped oral histories that is continually growing. It includes video and fully searchable transcripts created by The HistoryMakers through their interviews with African American leaders across a broad range of disciplines and subject areas, including Art, Civics, Education, Law, Religion, STEM, and more. These testimonies illuminate the stories of African American men and women living in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries who have made important contributions to America and the world.
"This collection includes a large number of hand-bills and flyers promoting events organized to either raise awareness of Angela Davis’s imprisonment or to collect funds to support her legal fund. The documents are mainly from four organizations: the Philadelphia Committee to Free Angela Davis, the National United Committee to Free Angela Davis, the New York Committee to Free Angela Davis, and the Communist Party USA. The collection also includes a copy of Davis’s article, Reflections on the Black Woman’s Role in the Community of Slaves, and a ‘partial list of organizations and individuals who have spoken out in behalf of Angela Davis.’ Finally, items to promote Davis’s cause are included, such as stickers, postcards, and a poster."
"In a Women’s History Month special, we speak with author, activist and scholar Angela Davis. For more than four decades, Davis has been one of most influential activists and intellectuals in the United States. An icon of the 1970s black liberation movement, Davis’ work around issues of gender, race, class and prisons has influenced critical thought and social movements across several generations."
"Civil rights leader Angela Davis speaks at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University's Black History Month convocation. Her remarks include statements on human rights, political prisoners, apartheid, education, health care, black poverty and the civil rights movement. There are several edits and some audio distortion. The film gives additional footage of Ms. Davis expanding on the topics from her speech. Produced by WFSU-TV."
"Ms. Davis talked about her career as an author and activist. She spoke about her political experiences, as well as her writings on culture, gender, and race. She spoke about her latest book, Are Prisons Obsolete? published by Open Media. A video clip of her office was shown. Ms. Davis also responded to viewer telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail."
"Explores a range of health topics concerning women, from reproductive rights to motherhood, and details the history of the women's health movement through essays and speeches by prominent women's health advocates."
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