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Angela Davis
Angela Yvonne Davis (born January 26, 1944) is an American political activist, philosopher, academic, scholar, and author. She is a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. A feminist and a Marxist, Davis was a longtime member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) and is a founding member of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS). She is the author of over ten books on class, gender, race, and the US prison system. Born to an African-American family in Birmingham, Alabama, Davis studied French at Brandeis University and philosophy at the University of Frankfurt in West Germany. Studying under the philosopher Herbert Marcuse, a prominent figure in the Frankfurt School, Davis became increasingly engaged in far-left politics. Returning to the United States, she studied at the University of California, San Diego, before moving to East Germany, where she completed a doctorate at the Humboldt University of Berlin. After returning to the United States, she joined the Communist Party and became involved in numerous causes, including the second-wave feminist movement and the campaign against the Vietnam War. In 1969, she was hired as an acting assistant professor of philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). UCLA's governing Board of Regents soon fired her due to her Communist Party membership; after a court ruled the firing illegal, the university fired her again, this time for her use of inflammatory language.
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Born: 1944, Birmingham

Alternate Names: Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-, Davis, Angela, 1944-, Dėvis, Andzhela, 1944-, Devis, Andzhela, 1944-, Dèvis, Andžela., Angela Yvonne Davis, Angela Y. Davis
Occupation(s): female prostitute, women's rights activist, autobiographer, philosopher, university teacher, human rights activist, political prisoner, professor, politician, teacher, Professor, Activist, Authors, Civil Rights Activist, History Professor
Field(s) of Work: peace movement, activism, feminism
Employer(s): University of California, Santa Cruz
Associated Place(s): Birmingham (Ala.), Birmingham, Berkeley (Calif.)