FREE ANGELA And All Political Prisoners Film Screening
Join the Center for the Study of Justice in Society at Seattle University and the Northwest African American Museum at a screening of the documentary film: Free Angela and All Political Prisoners. Help us commemorate the anniversary of the arrest of Angela Davis on October 13, 1970. Come early and take advantage of the NAAM day pass included in the ticket price.
Free Angela is a gripping historic account of the events that catapulted a young University of California philosophy professor into a controversial political icon in the turbulent late 1960's. Angela Davis joins the Communist Party, protests with the Black Panthers, and becomes a principle spokesperson for the burgeoning prison reform movement. As a result, she finds herself Fighting to keep her job, and in the national media spotlight characterized by her many detractors as a dangerous subversive menace, and by her supporters as a strong leader challenging authority and boldly advocating for "Power to All People." So on August 7th, 1970, when Angela is implicated in the politically motivated kidnapping and murder of a judge in a brazen daylight shootout at the Marin County, CA courthouse, the nation wonders and Newsweek magazine asks: "What would prompt the daughter of the black bourgeoisie to take a desperate turn to terrorism?"
Angela flees California, convinced she will not be given a fair trial and is placed on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list. After a national manhunt she is captured two months later on October 13th in New York City. Charged with murder, kidnapping and conspiracy, Angela is put on trial in one of the most sensational court cases of its time. You know her name. Now, you will finally know her story.
Watch the trailer at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh49nbTq268
To follow up, Angela Davis will be speaking and signing books at Seattle University on Thursday, October 17th at 6:30p. You can purchase tickets for this event at: www.brownpapertickets.com.
Check out our other related events in the linked flyer.
Northwest African American Museum (View)
2300 S. Massachusetts St.
Seattle, WA 98144
|Minimum Age: 13|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|