In February during Work with Karen its Black HER-Story Month where we are celebrating Black History month with #SheFacts of female trailblazers.
Why We Love Her: Today we are honoring Angela Davis who is an educator and activist known for her involvement in a politically charged murder case in the early 1970s. Davis joined the Black Panthers through her involvement with the civil right movement.
Stats: Angela Davis, born on January 26, 1944, in Birmingham, Alabama. Today, she is a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she teaches courses on the history of consciousness. Davis is the author of several books, including Women, Race, and Class (1980) and Are Prisons Obsolete? (2003).
Ladies First: The first lady of the Black Panther Movement.
Impact: Angela Davis joined the U.S. Communist Party and was jailed for charges related to a prison outbreak, though ultimately cleared. Ms. Davis is also known for books like Women, Race & Class (1980) and Are Prisons Obsolete? (2003), she has worked as a professor and activist who advocates gender equity, prison reform and alliances across color lines