When: August 18, 1971
Where: United States
Angela Davis was placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted List for her involvement in purchasing weapons for fellow Black Panther activists who took a Marin County Judge and three jurors hostage to negotiate the freedom of the “Soledad Brothers”. Davis was acquitted and continued her career as an activist, philosopher and academic.
Davis, Angela Y. If they Coming in the Morning: Voices of Resistance. New York: Third Press, 1971.
Davis, Angela Y. Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundation of a Movement. Chicago: Haymart Books, 2016.
Davis, Angela Y. and Robin Kelley. The Meaning of Freedom. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 2012.
Gordon, Daniel. “The Firing of Angela Davis at UCLA, 1969-1970: Communism, Academic Freedom and Freedom of Speech.” Society (New Brunswick) 57, no. 6 (2020): 596.
Gore, Dayo F., Theoharris, Jeanne and Komozi Woodard. Want to Start a Revolution? Radical Women in the Black Freedom Struggle. New York: New York University Press, 2009.
Roman, Meredith L. “’Armed and Dangerous’: The Criminalization of Angela Davis and the Cold War Myth of America’s Innocence.” Women, Gender, and Families of Color 8, no. 1 (2020): 87-111.