Angela Davis

  • Black Power is a Love Story

    by Dan Berger

    While the movement is popularly associated with anger, love was the emotional force that enabled activists to struggle for justice against powerful opposition. 

  • Abortion isn't a "Choice" without Racial Justice

    by Sara Matthiesen

    The recent failure of the broad social spending initiatives of Build Back Better and the impending judicial overthrow of Roe are connected, and signal the need for a movement for reproductive freedom that goes beyond "choice" to address systemic inequalities. 

  • Angela Davis and the Jewish Civil War

    by Marc H. Ellis

    The Black-Jewish alliance, at least what’s left of it, faces a common challenge of how memorialization works and for whom. 

  • Angela Davis: Drunken Midwives and Snooty Surgeons: A Short History of Giving Birth

    Angela Davis is a historian at the University of Warwick interested in motherood, parenting and childcare.The history of childbirth and midwifery has seen some dramatic changes, not only in new medical discoveries that vastly improved the safety of both mother and baby but also in social trends and the way we view giving birth.The 18th century witnessed the rise of medical intervention and a more professionalised class of midwife – and of accoucheurs or men-midwives. But developments haven’t always been welcomed, straightforward or accepted. The story of maternity care has been (and remains) complex and often contradictory.Today, the internet has enabled the exchange of more information than ever before and a new debate over whether childbirth has become too medicalised and subject to the power and authority of doctors....