Dr. Angela Davis speaks at the University of Arkansas' Pine Bluff campus next Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Tuesday, February 26 at 11:00 am in the John M. Ross Theatre of the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Center.
On April 5, 2013, Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners, a documentary produced by power couple Will and Jada Pinkett Smith releases in the U.S. The doc premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012. In the film, Davis speaks openly for the first time about her ordeal as a U.S. political prisoner.
Davis appears at the UAPB campus in conjunction with the university’s annual Youth Motivation Task Force. The task force has been active forty years and concludes their two day event Tuesday evening.
In the early 1970s, (1970/1971) Davis was fired from her assistant professor post at UCLA for her communist party affiliation and allegations of assisting a Black Panther Party member in a plot to escape prison (Ebony.com).
Angela Davis is an American icon and her philosophies and causes have benefit not only African Americans, but the American underprivileged. Davis raised the nation’s awareness on the prison industrial complex and consequently, more and more voters are paying better attention to the disparity of tax dollars spent on refining public education versus improving prisons.
Dr. Davis’ lecture is free and open to the public. For more information on UAPB’s Youth Motivation Task Force events click here.
Davis visited the UALR campus in October of last year.