January 26, 1944 to Present
A Political Activist, Educator, and Author from Alabama. She was a prominent and active member of the Black Panther Party during the Civil Rights movement. Because of her political views, Ronald Regan, the governor of California at the time, attempted to have her barred from teaching.
While fighting for our Civil Rights, Davis was named on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List by J Edgar Hoover. However many view her as a political champion.
She eventually retired from teaching at the University of California, Santa Cruz where she taught Humanities. Currently she does with with the Communist Party of USA.
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