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    Angela Davis Group of Handbills and Petitions.
    A group of flyers and sponsored paper materials relating to the arrest and trial of Angela Davis. Davis was arrested in October 1970 after being charged with murder and kidnapping in relation to the events of August 7, 1970, which resulted in the death of Judge Harold Haley. She was not at the scene, but it was revealed that she owned a number of guns used in the kidnapping attempt and subsequent murder. All of these papers and flyers call for the release of and support for Angela Davis. Included are the following:

    No More Atticas! Flyer.
    One page, 8.5" x 11"
    "Central Park Mall"; September 25, [1971]

    The handbill is an advertisement for a gathering to "Demand bail for Angela! Indict Rockefeller for the Attica Massacre NOW!"

    Act Now to Save Angela's Life Fund Drive Handbill.
    Double-sided, 8.5" x 10.75"
    No place; January 15, 22, and 29, 1972

    The handbill has a detachable form at bottom that supporters can fill in to volunteer to work with the New York Commission or to donate money to aid Davis' cause.

    Freedom For Angela Davis and Calendar of a Frame-Up.
    A five page packet, 8.5" x 11"
    No place; circa January/February 1971

    A petition for the release of Angela Davis, advertised as a "One Million People Sponsor", together with a compiled calendar of events from 1969-1971 with details leading up to the arrest and trial of Davis.

    Exclusive: Angela Answers 13 Questions.
    Four pages, 9" x 12"
    New York; 1972

    An interview with Davis conducted by Joe Walker, editor of the Nation of Islam's magazine Muhammad Speaks. On the back page is also a cut away coupon for readers to either donate to the cause or volunteer.

    People's Petition Demanding Bail for Angela Davis.
    One page, 8.5" x 14"
    California; circa 1971

    An appeal to "the Honorable Judges of the Appellate Courts for the State of California, the Federal Courts and for World Opinion." Davis had been refused bail on June 15, 1971.

    Condition: Papers have varying amounts of toning. Flattened folds, light soiling in places, and some small amounts of chipping at edges. Overall good.


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