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Angela Davis An Autobiography Random House 1974 revised edition 1990 In Angela Davis An Autobiography She has eloquently wrote down her story and intelligently named each chapter nets rocks waters flames walls and brides each name symbolizing a step in her life Her autobiography details how her aims to help oppressed individuals found expression in the political ideals of communism In the chapter nets and rocks she lays the foundation of her life she describes her upbringing and her way of life as a child Angela Yvonne Davis was born January 26 1944 to B Frank a teacher and businessman and Sally E Davis who was also a teacher Davis was born in Birmingham Alabama at a time of great political unrest and racism in the United States Davis experienced exposure to multiple socio-economic systems throughout her youth She participated in civil rights demonstrations and helped form interracial study groups while being a Birmingham Alabama teenager As a child Davis parents had many Communist friends and she later joined a Communist youth group while a scholarship student from the American Friends Service Committee at Elizabeth Irwin High School in New York About her early introduction to communism she states in her autobiography that the Communist Manifesto the declaration of principles and objectives of the Communist League a secret organization of migr German artisans and intellectuals published in London in 1848 shortly before the February Revolution in Paris written by Karl Marx hit her like a bolt of lightning She read it eagerly finding in it answers to many of the seemingly unanswerable dilemmas which had plagued her She began to see the problems of black people within the context of a large working-class movement Her ideas about black liberation were inexact and she could not find the right concepts to articulate them still she was acquiring some understanding about how capitalism could be abolished She continues explaining the connection between
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