The story is just as explosive as the previews, if not more. The profound documentary “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners” is available today. Angela Davis and her story are revolutionary. The docudrama which features actual scenes and clips from Davis’s case, recounts the story from Angela Davis herself and those who were apart of the movement that helped land her freedom. The story tells the Journey of young Angela growing up in the turmoil of the south, but making her way to New York and eventually Germany because of her academic prowess.
When Davis lands the job as a Professor at UCLA she comes under scrutiny. On the base of her radical views and communist beliefs Davis was apprehended as a threat to standard American culture, she received death threats and hate mail, but to some she was a hero. As Davis stood her ground, raised her voice, and acted in academic freedom, she also fell in love. In a love affair that would later be exploited and come to tragedy, Angela and her supporters remained calm.
Eventually accused for conspiracy to murder and becoming the top on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List. The Angela Davis case set off a cultural firestorm heard around the world. The story took precedence in the media and graduated to being a political phenomenon.
Angela Davis was a hero for actively using her voice, and the story is a reminder that the voices that spoke up for Angela’s defense were also the heroes. In the age of series like “Orange Is The New Black” and social media’s divine impact in the Tragedy of Trayvon, The Free Angela story affirms the poignancy and power of educated thought.
Angela Davis was a “Thought Leader” before the term truly came to office. What is truly to be celebrated is not rebellion or resistance, but what the spirit of hope in united and inspired voices can do. It can produce liberty and freedom for positive empowerment.
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