Political Activist Angela Davis Presented Keynote Lecture at UMW

Angela Davis

American political activist and author Angela Davis will serve as the 2012 James Farmer Visiting Lecturer and Black History Month Keynote speaker at the University of Mary Washington. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium. Davis is professor of history of consciousness and professor of feminist studies at the University of California at Santa Cruz, where she has taught for the last 15 years. The author of eight books, including most recently “Are Prisons Obsolete?” and “Abolition Democracy,” she has conducted extensive research on issues related to race, gender and imprisonment. Prior to her teaching career, Davis spent 18 months in jail and on trail for suspected involvement in a crime in California in the early 1970s, for which the FBI placed her on the “Ten Most Wanted List.” After a jury found her not guilty, she became a leader in the Communist Party and was twice a … [Read more...]