Pairs with the Following AP Lang. Objectives
RHS 1.B Shared beliefs, values, needs, backgrounds/particular context of time, place, and occasion
CLE 3.A Claims and evidence; evidence types; embedding quotes; source credibility; position and perspective
REO 5.C Methods of development
STL 7.A Style and tone
Social applications: Feminism, Racial equality, Black Panthers, Civil Rights Movement
Civil rights activist, professor, and member of the original Black Panther Party, Angela Davis has authored several books on the topics of race, feminism, democracy, and freedom. In her teen years, she organized interracial study groups that were dispersed by the police. John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s song, “Angela,” was written in support of Davis, who, after being wanted by the FBI, was tried for suspected involvement in a murder, but was later acquitted. In 2019, she was inducted into the Women’s Hall of Fame. In 2020, she was named Time Magazine’s 1971 Woman of the Year (the campaign honored 100 Women of the Year who had been too long overlooked).
Further reading: https://www.biography.com/activist/angela-davis