Political activists don’t come any more intelligent, inspiring or incendiary than Angela Davis, a leading figure of the US civil rights struggle. As a member of the Communist Party and an associate of the Black Panthers, she was anathema to the establishment, which set out to have her silenced. Free Angela and All Political Prisoners is the gripping story of how Davis faced down her enemies and embarked on the road to becoming a global icon of social revolution. Purchase ‘Free Angela and All Political Prisoners’ on Amazon.com.
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The daughter of a father from Trinidad and Tobago and a Canadian mother, Shola Lynch was born in Texas and raised in New York. After a career as a sprinter she began working for celebrated American documentarian Ken Burns. Her first film was Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed (2004), a documentary about African-American politician Shirley Chisholm. Her most recent film is the television documentary Runner, about Mary Decker.