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    Press Photographs (23) of Angela Davis.
    A large archive of black-and-white press photographs of various sizes covering Angela Davis' political activism and trial, circa 1970-1974. Most with Agency stamps, date stamps, hand-written annotations and layout marks, as well as printed text labels or press clippings on the versos. Davis emerged as a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party USA and maintained close relations with the Black Panther Party. She was arrested, charged, tried and acquitted of conspiracy in 1970 for the armed taker-over of a Marin County courtroom in which four people died. Highlights include:

    Angela Davis Giving the Black Power Salute at the SCLC Convention.
    10" x 8"
    Dallas, August 17, 1972

    The image captures Davis giving the iconic salute after being introduced by Rev. Ralph Davis Abernathy, President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

    Angela Davis Being Awarded a Russian Medal in Moscow.
    10" x 8"
    Moscow, 1972

    Davis receives the Russian Lenin Jubilee Medal in Moscow.

    Protest to "Free Angela".
    11" x 8"
    San Jose, 1972

    Supporters for Davis gather in a parking lot across from the Santa Clara Superior Court in her support.

    Additional images feature Davis at speaking engagements and rallies.

    Condition: All examples in very good to excellent condition, with some with minor toning, wear, and warping.


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