Angela Davis is a longtime freedom fighter, author, professor.
A prison-rights/racial justice activist, Davis co-founded Critical Resistance, taught the History of Consciousness, directed Feminist Studies, ran for Vice-President twice, and wrote many excellent books -- including Women, Race and Class, and Abolition Democracy: Beyond Prisons, Torture, and Empire.
In 2011, she traveled on a women of color delegation to Palestine,which later issued a call for divestment from Israel.
In 2012 she particpated in the Russell Tribunal on Palestine in New York City.
Herbert Marcuse taught me taht it was possible to be academic, an activist, a scholar, and a revolutionary.--Angela Davis