This is a fascinating essay on social activist Angela Y. Davis’ early life in France and Birmingham, Alabama. I met her once in the 1980s; gave her flowers and sat at her feet while crypto-klansman protested her presence. I was as mesmerized by her choice of fancy Reebok sneakers, her winks, and her smile as I was by her lecture. The Lady is a marvel.

http://www.thenation.com/article/166784/dreaming-french-angela-davis

More on the life of Professor Davis at wikipedia or your local public library…

 

with special thanks to he Black Power Mixtape for the source image!

Angela Y. Davis in Paris… | 2012 | Announcement