Name: Angela Davis
Distinction: A major revolutionary and counter culture figure in the 60s.
Brief History: Angela Davis is an American political activist, scholar, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party USA, and had close relations with the Black Panther Party through her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. Her interests included prisoner rights; she founded Critical Resistance, an organization working to abolish the prison-industrial complex.
Importance: Free thinkers like her are always necessary in society. We have to be willing to challenge boundaries as a society.