Film: Angela Davis – Portrait of a Revolutionary
Writer and intellectual Angela Davis was one of the most outspoken activists of the 1960s
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The late ’60s and early ’70s produced a large crop of social critics and self-labelled revolutionaries. Outspoken Black militant feminist and communist Angela Davis was one of these. Davis, also a professor of philosophy at U.C.L.A., is the subject of this documentary film made by one of her U.C.L.A. students. It features her in the classroom, at a “rap” session, studying quietly, and giving her rumbustious speeches at antiwar and other demonstrations.
“Radical means getting to the roots of things” -” Angela Davis
“Two factors of Miss Davis’s personality are dominant – a warm and deep concern for her ”brothers and sisters”, and her almost total sacrifice of self to “the struggle”.” – John L. Wasserman, San Francisco Chronicle
“Whether or not you agree with Miss Davis’s assertions, this film is impressive” – Howard Thompson, New York Times