Quote Of The Day #37
"We have to talk about Liberating Minds as well as Liberating Society."
"Sometimes we have to do the work even though we don't yet see a glimmer on the horizon that it's actually going to be possible."
Angela Yvonne Davis
Activist, Educator and Author
"Our histories never unfold in isolation. We cannot truly tell what we consider to be own histories without knowing the other stories. And often we discover that those stories are actually our own stories."
As a prominent activist in the 1960's, Davis was highly involved in the civil rights movement as well as working with the Black Panther Party and was surely not afraid to show what she stood for. In the 1970's, she was arrested and trailed for for murder, due to an attempted prison break which left four people dead. Emprisoned for roughly 18 months, Davis was aqquited on all charges.
In 1977 Davis became a lecturer in women’s and ethnic studies at the University of San Francisco despite Governor Ronald Reagan campaign to prevent her from teaching in the California State University.
"Jails and Prisons Are Designed To Break Human Beings, To Convert The Population Into Specimens In A Zoo - Obedient To Our Keepers, But Dangerous To Others."
"Prisons do not disappear social problems, they disappear human beings. Homelessness, unemployment, drug addiction, mental illness, and illiteracy are only a few of the problems that disappear from the public view when the human beings contending with them are relegated to cages."
Angela Davis still stands for what she believes in, discussing issues, providing lectures and educating people worldwide on the history of consciousness, race, the criminal justice system and women’s rights.
"I Am No Longer Accepting The Things I Can Not Change. I Am Changing The Things I Can Not Accept."
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