Special event

An Evening with Angela Y. Davis

December 2, 2022

Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description An intimate conversation with Angela Y. Davis focused on the new edition of her classic memoir, featuring a major new introduction, followed by a book signing. Angela Y. 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, her book 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. Davis was in conversation with award-winning scholar and public intellectual Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.
Identifier 2022f.SE.01202
Season Fall 2022
VenueBAM Strong (Majestic, BAM Majestic, BAM Harvey Theater, The Rudin Family Gallery)
top billingAngela Y. Davis