Angela Davis


Angela Davis, oil on linen canvas, African beaded strip weaving and fabric, 1998

Angela Davis is a pioneer for Black Feminism. Davis says that when people initially tried to label her a feminist she didn’t associate herself with feminism but associated herself rather a Black revolutionary. She then realized that that was because she associated feminism with white women, not because Black women’s rights weren't important but because the ‘feminist movement’ in her eyes didn't represent Black women or women of color. She realized that she in fact was a feminist but not in the mainstream, glass-door way which doesn't work for Black women. Davis is a feminist in response to the intersectionality of her Blackness and womanhood