Angela Davis was the keynote speaker at Washington State University’s 2015 MLK Community Celebration.
Davis is best known for being fired from UCLA because of her radical politics, and being placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List after a shootout outside a California courtroom. She hid for several months, was arrested, and—amid a massive Free Angela Davis campaign—acquitted of all charges. Davis went on to teach at several universities, run for vice president on the Communist Party ticket, write nine books, and lead the fight against the nation’s “prison-industrial complex,” which she views as combining the worst attributes of racism and capitalism.
Presenter Name: Angela Davis
Date Recorded: January 22, 2015