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Angela Davis remains an important voice in America’s struggle with racism

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Activist Angela Davis attends the premiere of "Free Angela and All Political Prisoners" during the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday Sept. 9, 2012 in Toronto. (Evan Agostini / INVISION/AP)
new  She grew up amid the church bombings in Birmingham, Alabama, of the 1960s – and went on to study at the Sorbonne. She was fired by the University of California system – then became a distinguished professor emerita at UC-Santa Cruz. She was an outspoken communist and radical opponent of racism who spent months on the FBI’s Most Wanted List (for charges of which she was ultimately acquitted).

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