Angela Davis: Relevant as Ever After Thirty Years

Ragland, Alice
Date Written:  2019-03-01
Publisher:  Against the Current
Year Published:  2019
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23494

A look at how Angela Davis's work in Women, Culture, and Politics (1989) applies today.



Angela Davis deserves a shoutout this Women's History Month, and every month. Active and influential in international freedom struggles for nearly six decades, her speeches and writings have valuable lessons to teach us about the major injustices that we face in this era of heightened racism, xenophobia, and reactionary violence.

Women, Culture, and Politics, a compilation of speeches shedding light on struggles that Black women face in a white supremacist, capitalist, imperialist world, was published in 1989. Yet Davis's words remain as relevant today as they were back then. They should be revisited by anyone interested in engaging in and learning more about global struggles for justice.

In light of Women's History Month, I recommend three key takeaways from the book that are as necessary today as they were 30 years ago....
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