LGBT Month: POC Edition Day Twenty- Five (The Catch Up)

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.

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