February 11, 2020

OWHL Author of the Week: Angela Davis

This resource provides interviews with and talks by Angela Davis, as well as information on prison abolition.
by Derek Curtis

This resource provides the community interviews with and talks by Angela Davis, as well as a section on “prison abolition,” one of the primary concerns of Davis’s political activism. The interviews and talks cover many areas - police violence, Black Lives Matter, radicalism in the 21st century, libraries, the prison-industrial complex, Palestinian rights, and inequality - and feature Davis in conversation with Toni Morrison, Judith Butler, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Jane Elliot, and others.

|Interviews|

Police violence, Obama, and Collective Action: an interview with Angela Davis - The Guardian

Interview with Angela Davis - Social Justice Journal

Angela Davis on Black Lives Matter, Palestine, and the Future of Radicalism - LitHub

Toni Morrison and Angela Davis on Friendship and Creativity - UC Santa Cruz

Prison Interview with Angela Davis (1970) - Verso

Angela Davis on Black Power, Feminism, and the Prison-Industrial Complex - The Nation

The Radical Work of Healing: Fania and Angela Davis on a New Kind of Civil Rights Activism - Yes! Magazine

Planetary Utopias: Angela Davis, Gayatari Chakravorty Spivak, and Nikita Dhawan in Conversation - Radical Philosophy

Angela Davis on What’s Radical in the 21st Century - Los Angeles Times

The Challenge of Prison Abolition - Social Justice Journal

|Videos|

Radical Commitments: Keynote Address by Angela Davis - Radcliffe Institute

Literacy, Libraries, Liberation: Angela Davis and Toni Morrison in Conversation - New York Public Library

Angela Davis, Nikki Giovanni, and Sonia Sanchez on Crisis in America & Death of Toni Morrison - Democracy Now!

Angela Davis: Radical Feminism - Boston Public Library | WGBH

From 1968-2018: Angela Davis on Freedom Struggles then and now, and the Movements of the Future - Democracy Now!

Angela Davis - 2 Prison Interviews - Critical-Theory

Angela Davis on BDS and Palestine - Truthout

A Conversation with Angela Davis - Vibrations for a New People

On Inequality: Angela Davis and Judith Butler in Conversation - 2017 Oakland Book Festival

Interview with Angela Davis (first interview after acquittal) - Black Journal

A Conversation between Angela Davis and Jane Elliot on Race and Privilege - University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work

Angela Davis: How Does Change Happen? - University of California Television

Slavery and the Prison Industrial Complex - Florida International University

Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Interview with Angela Davis - C-SPAN

|Prison Abolition|

Prison Abolition: A Curated Collection of Links - The Marshall Project

What is Prison Abolition? - The Nation

Is Prison Necessary? Ruth Wilson Gilmore Might Change Your Mind - New York Times

“Abolish Prisons” is the new “Abolish ICE” - Politico

Prison Abolition and Grounded Justice - UCLA Law Review

The Case for Abolishing Prisons - Vox

Why Prison? An Economic Critique - Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law

Prisons are Terrible, and Finally There’s a Way to Get Rid of Them - Vox

We don’t need to keep Criminals in Prison to Punish Them - Vox

The Road to Prison Abolition: A Practical Guide - New Politics

Can Prison Abolition Ever be Pragmatic - Current Affairs

Blind Spots of Abolitionist Thought in Academia - Penal Field

Abolition and Reparations: Histories of Resistance, Transformative Justice, and Accountability - Harvard Law Review

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