What Is The Difference Between Angela Davis Black Panther's Ideology And Movement?

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My initial thought was her autobiography would be about the Black Panther’s ideology and movement. How wrong was I? Angela Davis wrote this book as a tool to show her resistance against the state, and continue the work to end systematic oppression through political awareness. This book is enlightenment to those who are not familiar with black woman’s firsthand experience in the criminal justice as an offender; well let me rephrase that into a better term as a political prisoner. What I love about this autobiography that each event in Ms. Davis’ incarcerated life she turned into an act of political activism to continue the fight to end the struggle, whether she was on a hunger strike or when she shared a cell with a mentally ill white woman. She channeled these events into something beyond the surface. …show more content…
Her influence as a political prisoner would have a huge effect on other women (Davis, Autobiography 20) that they tried every single way possible to keep her isolated from other inmates. This way was the easiest route to “maintain” Ms. Davis under their control, but she also would not be able to bring any political awareness into the prison. Also, the government was not the only obstacle Angela had to face as the ten most wanted fugitives by the FBI, but her own L.A Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) brothers. She mentions that the men would only show up at staff meetings, and they started to feel that women were taking over the organization and robbing their manhood. Her leading role in the organization made some brothers feel that she was cooperating with the general “views” of black males as weak and unable to hold on their own (Davis, Autobiography

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