Twelve searing, previously unpublished speeches by renowned African American feminist Angela Y. Davis focus on the interconnected issues of power, racism, feminism, class, the legacy of slavery, the prison-industrial complex, multiculturalism, and social change in the United States. With her characteristic brilliance, historical insight, and penetrating analysis, Davis addresses examples of institutional racism and what can be done to dismantle them. Spanning the years from 1989 to 2009, the book includes a speech given about politics and President Barack Obama.
Angela Y. Davis is Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness at the University of California and author of many books including "Women, Race and Class" and "Are Prisons Obsolete?" She is a much sought after public speaker and internationally known feminist scholar, prison abolitionist, and advocate for social justice.