Angela Davis: Freed by the People


Friday, September 20, 2019 (All day) to Monday, March 9, 2020 (All day)


The Lia and William Poorvu Gallery, Schlesinger Library, 3 James Street Cambridge, MA 02138

Angela Davis: Freed by the People opened on September 20, 2019, and runs through March 9, 2020. Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Decades later, Davis’s influence continues to grow. Her work asks courageous and often contentious questions that stem from racial oppression: Is revolution possible? Can women be emancipated? Are prisons necessary? Her life story demonstrates that simply raising challenging questions can precipitate change.

Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America now houses a trove of archival materials that capture the complex world Davis navigates in the ongoing struggle for freedom. This exhibition, together with the Papers of Angela Y. Davis, offers new insights into Davis’s journey and promises to catalyze fresh research into the questions she has asked throughout her life. Freed by the People documents a global history, a personal journey, and a quest for a more equitable future.

Free and open to the public.

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