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Truthdigger of the Week: Angela Davis, an Activist for the Ages

Davis’ inspiring talk at the recent Women of the World festival shows that this civil rights icon is as relevant in today’s fraught world as in the turbulent era from which she sprang decades ago.

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Becoming a Feminist: Comparing Angela Davis’ and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Takes on Trans Women

The activist (at right) and the novelist weren’t onstage at the same time, but their separate talks at London’s Women of the World festival were a kind of debate.

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Women Worldwide Will Strike Against Trump on March 8

The goal is to mobilize populations against the president, his antisocial policies and the “ongoing neoliberal attack on social provision and labor rights.”

Posted on Feb 6, 2017 READ MORE


Women’s March Speeches From Across the U.S. Go Viral

Activist-scholar Angela Davis, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and actress America Ferrera are among the figures from varied backgrounds whose addresses have been making the rounds online.

Posted on Jan 23, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Rad American Women A-Z

Attention, parents and teachers: This is an alphabet book with a difference. A is for Angela Davis, Z is for Zora Neale Hurston. In between are scientists, poets, pilots and others, half of whom are women of color, who have long been left out of children’s history books.

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Grace Lee Boggs, American Visionary

At 99 years old, activist and author Grace Lee Boggs reflects on the last century of American history in a Truthdig interview as PBS prepares to air a new documentary about her storied life. “To understand revolution is twofold,” she says. “It’s not just changing institutions, it’s changing ourselves.

Posted on Jun 26, 2014 READ MORE



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Angela Davis: Education and the Meaning of Freedom

Occasionally we meet the unsullied images, history and legacy of intellectuals who symbolize a rare combination of civic courage, political commitment and rigorous scholarship. Angela Davis is one of those exemplary individuals.

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Rethinking Black History Month

The modern civil rights movement occurred long before millions of Americans were born, but many participants and observers are still available to recount their stories.

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Elizabeth Catlett: An Appreciation

The impact of her sculpture Target extends to the thousands of anonymous people of color, mostly but not exclusively younger males, who are routinely subjected to racist harassment and attacks by police and others throughout the United States.

Posted on Apr 16, 2012 READ MORE


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Regular Truthdig readers are no doubt familiar with the wild genius of Mr. Fish’s cartoons, and his keen talents also happen to extend far into the realm of the written word, as this little ditty of a mini-memoir colorfully illustrates.

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