Angela Davis

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Angela Davis ’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Angela Davis

Eye Color


Place Of Birth

Birmingham, Alabama, USA


78 years old

Birth Date

January 26, 1944

Star Sign


Angela Davis Facts

Child Star?



Activist, Professor

Education & Qualifications

University of California

Net Worth

$1 million

Current Partner

Hilton Braithwaite


Sallye Davis, Frank Davis


Reginald, Ben, Fania


1.8m (5'8"")



Chinese Year

Year of the Monkey

About Angela Davis 

Angela Yvonne Davis is a well-recognized author, philosopher, professor, and political activist from the United States.

She worked as a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Angela Davis was a lifelong part of the 'Communist Party of the United States of America' (CPUSA) and co-founded the 'Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism' (CCDS).

She has written 10 novels about class, gender, racism, and the American prison structure. Angela Davis's birth date is January 26, 1944, while her birthplace is Birmingham, Alabama, United States, and she belonged to a Black household. She went on to study French and philosophy at Brandeis University and the University of Frankfurt in West Germany. She was raised in a middle-class neighborhood. Angela Davis grew more involved in some far politics while learning under Herbert Marcuse, a leading player in the Frankfurt School. She enrolled at the University of California, San Diego, before traveling to East Germany to pursue her doctorate at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Angela Davis entered the Communist Party upon return to the United States. She got active in various issues, such as the second feminist activism and the anti-Vietnam War campaign. She began working at the University of California, Los Angeles, as an administrative assistant philosophy professor in 1969. The ruling Board of Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles promptly dismissed her for being a member of the Communist Party; however, a judge declared the termination unconstitutional, and the institution dismissed her again, this time apparently for using aggressive language. She traveled to Eastern Bloc nations in the '70s and was probably twice the Communist Party's vice-president contender in the '80s. At San Francisco State University at moment was a professor of ethnic studies.

Angela Davis Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Angela Davis's net worth?

Angela Davis, one of the famous Black Panthers, is a well-known political activist who has worked for the upliftment of the black race community. The primary source of income for Angela Davis was through her career as an assistant professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, inclusively her career as a political activist. The net worth of Angela Davis is expected to be around $1 million.

How much does Angela Davis earn per year?

The per-year or annual income of Angela Davis is unknown and yet to be reviewed.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Angela Davis?

The height of this member of the Black Panthers is 5 ft 8 in (172 cm).

How old is Angela Davis?

As per the date of birth of this assistant professor and vice president candidate, Angela Davis is 78 years old. Angela Davis' date of birth is January 26, 1944, while the place of her birth is Birmingham, Alabama, United States. This former assistant professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, celebrated her 78th birthday on January 26, 2022.

Childhood And Education

The parents lived in the 'Dynamite Hill' area, famed in the '50s for home bombings intended to scare and force out middle-class black residents who had relocated there.

The date of birth of Angela Davis is January 26, 1944, while the place of her birth is Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Occasionally, Angela Davis visited her uncle's estate and enjoyed time with loved ones in New York City. She has two brothers, Reginald and Ben, and a sister named Fania. Frank Davis was the father of Angela Davis.

At the end of the '60s and beginning of the '70s, Ben was a defensive back for the Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns. Angela Davis went to Carrie A. Tuggle School, a separate black elementary school in Birmingham, and afterward at Parker Annex, a branch of middle school, Parker High School.

Sallye Bell Davis, the mother of Davis, was a national supervisor and main administrator of the Southern Negro Youth Congress, a Communist Party-influenced group aiming at allying with African Americans in the South. Angela Davis was constantly surrounded by communist activists and theorists who affected her higher-level thinking substantially.

Of them all was Louis E. Burnham, an official at Southern Negro Youth Congress whose child, Margaret Burnham, had been Davis's childhood friend. Angela Davis was active in her youth club church as a youngster and routinely visited Sunday school. She credits her experience with the 'Girl Scouts' of the United States of America for a large part of her political activism.

She attended the Girl Scouts' National Roundup' in Colorado in 1959. She campaigned and protested in Birmingham as a Girl Scout to oppose racial discrimination. Angela Davis had been welcomed into an 'American Friends Service Committee' (Quaker) initiative that put black children from the South in comprehensive schools in the North during her junior season of high school.

Elisabeth Irwin High School in Greenwich Village was her choice. 'Advance', a communist youth organization, welcomed her there. Angela Davis was among three black undergraduates in her grade at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, for which she received a scholarship. Amid the Cuban Missile Crisis, she met Herbert Marcuse, a philosopher at Frankfurt School, at a protest and became his student.

Following her return to the United States, she became interested in developments in the United States, such as the establishment of the 'Black Panther Party' and the transition of the 'Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee' (SNCC) into an all-black group. Davis graduated from the University of California, San Diego, with a master's degree in 1968. She received her degree in philosophy from East Berlin's Humboldt University.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Angela Davis' partner?

Angela Davis was wedded to Hilton Braithwaite from 1980 until 1983. Angela Davis was publicly living with her partner, the scholar Gina Dent, a colleague humanities researcher and intersectional feminist researcher at the University of California, Santa Cruz, by 2020. They have worked together to abolish police and jails and promote black freedom and Palestinian togetherness.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Angela Davis is an activist, scholar, and novelist from the United States who was a part of the Black Panther Party and the Communist Party. Angela Yvonne Davis is most recognized for her work as a radical African American teacher and civil rights activist. She has been an assistant professor in many famous universities, such as the University of California.

Charity Work

The charity work of Angela Davis remains unknown and needs to be reviewed. However, she has worked for the upliftment of the black race community and is working for Palestinian togetherness on a political ground level.

What awards does Angela Davis win?

Angela Davis is one of the most famous political activists who also worked as an assistant professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She received the Lenin Prize Award from the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union awarded her the Lenin Peace Prize on May 1, 1979. She accepted the medal in Moscow the following month, praising the great name of Lenin and the 'great October Revolution.' Angela Davis is a candidate for the 'National Women's Hall of Fame.' She was named 'Woman of the Year' in Time magazine's '100 Women of the Year' section in 2020, which picked historic women well over 100 years since women's suffrage in the United States began in 1920. She was included in Time magazine's listing of the world's 100 most influential people in 2020.

Angela Davis' Hobbies And Interests

The hobbies and interests of Angela Davis are unknown and yet to be reviewed.

Other Interesting Angela Davis Facts And Trivia

  • In 1975, Angela Davis was a faculty member at the Claremont Colleges' Claremont Black Studies Center. She was obliged to educate in private because alma mater sponsors did not want her to indoctrinate the broader population of students with communist ideas. Enrollment in the program she offered was restricted to 26 learners out of most of over 5,000 on campus.
  • Davis chose to specialize in French after her first year at Brandeis, and she pursued her extensive study of philosophy and author Jean-Paul Sartre. Hamilton College's Junior Year in France Program approved her. Firstly, sessions were held in Biarritz, and afterward at the Sorbonne. Angela Davis and fellow students were housed with a French family in Paris.
  • While working on her French degree, Angela Davis found her major field of concern was philosophy. Marcuse's views piqued her curiosity in particular. She attended his class when she returned to Brandeis from Paris.
  • As per the information of the CIA, almost 5% of Soviet propaganda efforts were dedicated to the Angela Davis campaign in 1971. Davis obtained an honorary doctorate at Moscow State University in August 1972 after visiting the USSR at the request of the Central Committee.
  • In the springtime of 1992 and fall of 2010, Angela Davis was a notable visiting scholar at Syracuse University. In 1995, she was the Randolph guest outstanding professor of Philosophy at Vassar College. Davis came to UCLA as a regents' professor in 2014. On May 8, she gave a public speech in Royce Hall, in which she had delivered her inaugural public address 45 years before.
  • 'Angela' of 1971 by Italian vocalist and musician Virgilio Savona and his ensemble Quartetto Cetra was the first song published in favor of Angela Davis. She is also the recipient of the American Book Award.

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