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Angela Davis

"What this country needs is more unemployed politicians."

Angela Davis, speech in Oakland, California (1967)

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"We know that the road to freedom has always been stalked by death."

Angela Davis, "Tribute to George Jackson," Daily World (1971)

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"If they come for me in the morning, they will come for you at night."

Angela Davis, If They Come in the Morning (1971)

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"... we have accumulated a wealth of historical experience which confirms our belief that the scales of American justice are out of balance."

Angela Davis, If They Come in the Morning (1971)

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"Jails and prisons are designed to break human beings, to convert the population into specimens in a zoo -- obedient to our keepers, but dangerous to each other. "

Angela Davis, Angela Davis: An Autobiography (1974)

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"Walls turned sideways are bridges."

Angela Davis, Angela Davis: An Autobiography (1974)

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"Invisible, repetitive, exhausting, unproductive, uncreative -- these are the adjectives which most perfectly capture the nature of housework."

Angela Davis, Women, Race & Class (1981)

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"The process of empowerment cannot be simplistically defined in accordance with our own particular class interests. We must learn to lift as we climb."

Angela Davis, Women, Culture & Politics (1989)

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"... in this society, dominated as it is by the profit-seeking ventures of monopoly corporations, health has been callously transformed into a commodity -- a commodity that those with means are able to afford, but that is too often entirely beyond the reach of others."

Angela Davis, Women, Culture & Politics (1989)

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"We are never assured of justice without a fight."

Angela Davis, If They Come in the Morning (1971)

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"I'm no longer accepting the things I cannot change ... I'm changing the things I cannot accept."

Angela Davis

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"I am still remembered as a hairdo. It is humiliating because it reduces a politics of liberation to a politics of fashion."

Angela Davis

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Angela Davis, U.S. activist, scholar, writer
(1944 - )

Full name: Angela Yvonne Davis.