Interview with Angela Davis (Video)


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  • Interview with Angela Y. Davis conducted for Eyes on the Prize II. Discussion centers on the Black Panther Party, the prison system, women in prison and in the Civil Rights Movement, Malcolm X and self defense. Interview also appears in Malcolm X: Make It Plain.
  • Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the original 16mm negative film were scanned and digitized to create 2K DPX files and the original 1/4" elements were digitized to create 24-bit 96kHz .wav files. The picture and audio were then reassembled at the Film & Media Archive.
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Blackside, Inc.
  • English
  • MAVIS Interview record: 115
  • dav4195.00115
  • Eyes on the Prize II
  • Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Angela Davis is an internationally renowned political activist, academic,and author. While still an undergraduate at Brandeis University, she became a student of the Marxist philosopher Herbert Marcuse. In 1969, Davis began teaching at the University of California, Los Angeles, but soon attracted the fire of prominent conservatives, including Governor Ronald Reagan, for her Communist Party affiliations and her “inflammatory speech.” She was removed from her appointment in 1970. That same year, firearms purchased by Davis were used in the armed takeover of a courtroom in Marin County, California, in which four people were killed, including the judge. Davis was charged with multiple counts of kidnapping and conspiracy to murder. She was held in jail for over a year before being acquitted of all charges in 1972. Davis is the author of twelve books. She has taught and lectured around the world.
  • 01:02:04:00
Description standard
Date issued
  • 1989-05-24T00:00:00Z
Visibility Open Access