Angela Davis, faculty member at San Francisco College, and sponsored by the Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, speaks at Occidental College during Black History Month about her experiences with African American struggles during the 1960s and on to the present and the benefits of civil rights actions for all minorities. Her personal history includes experiences of growing up in Birmingham, Alabama; finishing high school in New York City; her arrest, jail time, and acquittal in 1972 related to the August 7, 1970 Marin County Prison rebellion in which weapons Davis had purchased (for self defense during her days teaching at UCLA in 1969) were used; her struggles to establish Black Studies Departments at California colleges, and other highlights. Reel contains several edits. Produced by Pam Burton.
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