Growing up in Alabama in the 1950s, Angela Davis quickly learned about racial prejudice through her own personal experiences. Davis has spent her life as an activist dedicated to gender and racial equality, as well as prison reform. She is a master scholar, an author of several books, and currently a professor at the University of California where she lectures on the history of consciousness.
"I think the importance of doing activist work is precisely because it allows you to give back and to consider yourself not as a single individual who may have achieved whatever but to be a part of an ongoing historical movement." -Angela Davis