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Angela is Happening

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Creator:Seattle Coalition to Free Angela Davis
Creator:University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.
Title:Angela is Happening

Announces: A "happening for Angela Davis, Sunday, Mar. 21, 3:30 p.m., Prince Hall Masonic Temple, 306 24th So." Calls for: Free Angela Davis. "Free all political prisoners." Background information: "Championing the cause of black prisoners in the 1960s and '70s, [Angela] Davis grew particularly attached to a young revolutionary, George Jackson, one of the so-called Soledad Brothers (after Soledad Prison). Jackson's brother Jonathan was among the four persons killed--including the trial judge--in an abortive escape and kidnapping attempt from the Hall of Justice in Marin county, California (August 7, 1970). Suspected of complicity, Davis was sought for arrest and became one of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's most wanted criminals. Arrested in New York City in October 1970, she was returned to California to face charges of kidnapping, murder, and conspiracyshe was acquitted of all charges by an all-white jury." (Angela Davis. Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved February 12, 2004, from Encyclopædia Britannica Online.) Note on date: 1971 is penciled on document.

Types:Fliers (printed matter) | StillImage | Text
Subjects:Davis, Angela Yvonne, 1944- | Racism--United States | Feminism--United States | Political activists--United States | Women political prisoners--United States | African American women | Seattle Coalition to Free Angela Davis | United States, Washignton, King County, Seattle, 47.6062095, -122.3320708
Collection:Vietnam War Era Ephemera Collection
Institution:University of Washington's Libraries
Contributors:University of Washington. Libraries. Special Collections Division
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Seattle Coalition to Free Angela Davis

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