Synopses & Reviews
This incisive analysis of the meaning of freedom was delivered at a conference organized for the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade in 1808. Speaking in depth on the history of slavery in the United States, the destructive nature of the prison-industrial complex, and the growing threat to democracy poised by ever-powerful global corporations, Davis ask listeners to recall inspiring moments of African American resistance and to work across lines of race and gender to foster grassroots democracy.
"Davis is an articulate and powerful analyst of contemporary culture." San Francisco Chronicle
"Behold the heart and mind of Angela Davis: open, relentless, and on time!" June Jordan, author, Some of Us Did Not Die
"Angela Davis has written and lectured extensively on a variety of historical, social, political, and economic issues. This 2008 talk is a great introduction for anyone who would like to learn more about her thoughts on race as it relates to our proclivity for incarcerating people by the millions here in the United States." —www.PoliticalMediaReview.org (January 2, 2012)
About the Author
Angela Davis teaches at the University of California-Santa Cruz and is the author of many books, including Abolition Democracy; Are Prisons Obsolete?; Blues Legacies and Black Feminism; and Women, Race and Class. She lives in Santa Cruz, California.