Earlier this month, SURJ had a chance to chat with political activist, academic, and author Angela Davis. During the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, Angela became a prominent counterculture activist working with the Communist Party USA, and was involved in the Black Panther Party.
Davis is a professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in its History of Consciousness Department. Her research interests include: feminism, African-American studies, critical theory, Marxism, popular music, social consciousness, and the philosophy and history of punishment and prisons. She co-founded Critical Resistance, an organization working to abolish the prison–industrial complex.