Longtime political activist, writer, speaker, teacher, and cultural icon Angela Davis celebrated her 70th birthday on January 26. Angela’s bold, outspoken politics combined with her striking image (and that classic afro!) inspired many memorable posters, graphics, and magazine covers. Here are 10 of our favorites. For more information on the visual image of Angela Davis, read Trailing Angela Davis, from FBI Flyers to “Radical Chic” Art, via Collectors Weekly, which was the source for many of these images.
"With a will, determination, selflessness and devotion for which words are too weak, she consecrated her whole life and her whole being to Socialism. She gave herself completely to the cause of Socialism, not only in her tragic death, but throughout her whole life, daily and hourly, through the struggles of many years … She was the sharp sword, the living flame of revolution.”
- Clara Zetkin on her friend and comrade Rosa Luxemburg, quoted in Rosa Luxemburg, Ideas in Action by Paul Frölich
Revolution In Our Lifetime- Emory Douglas 1969 offset lithograph 20 ¼ x 14 in. One of the artist’s great iconographic images, this drawing appeared as a pull-out poster in the Black Panther newspaper, November 8th, 1969.