10 Things You Should Know About Activist Angela Davis (PHOTOS)
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1. Angela was a member of Che-Lumumba, an exclusively black branch of the Communist Party.
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2. In 1970, she was put on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Criminals list for her association with the Black Panther Partner & her wrongful accusation in a murder case.
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3. Her mother, Sallye Davis, was a leading organizer of the Southern Negro Congress. Activism literally runs through Angela's veins.
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4. Angela married once, in 1980, to photographer Hilton Braithwaite. Their marriage ended in divorce several years later.
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5. She ran for Vice President of the United States in 1980 & 1984 on the Communist Party ticket.
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6. She was the Chair of the Minority Women's Studies department at the University of Santa Barbara.
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7. Angela completed her graduate studies at the University of Frankfurt, in Germany.
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8. She spent 16 months in jail while awaiting trial for murder, kidnapping and criminal conspiracy charges. She was acquitted of all 3 charges, in a landmark case.
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9. Angela has written 8 books. One of her books was written alongside famed activist and Black Panther, Assata Shakur.
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10. In the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan sought to ban Angela from teaching in California for her involvement with the Communist Party.
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