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date: 14 December 2018

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Angela Yvonne Davis is an American-born, internationally acclaimed intellectual, activist, and icon. Davis’s groundbreaking work and generative theorizing synthesizes Marxist, feminist, critical race, and cultural studies to illuminate workings of power. Her many books, articles, and essays pose crucial questions that have inspired the work of generations of scholars, cultural workers, and activists. Spanning from the late 1960s to the early 21st century, her writings and speeches have provided rich understandings of history, justice, representation, identity, and resistance.

Keywords: Angela Y. Davis, Marxism, Black feminism, African American studies, Black Power, blues, representation, photography, radical imagination, prison abolitionism, communication and critical studies

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