Feminist. Activist. Lesbian.
Angela Davis is a consummate scholar, author and activist on the subjects of class, race and gender. Her profound works have been studied the world over by students interested in the intersectionality of those subjects, and how society might achieve true egalitarianism.
She came out as lesbian in 1997.
Today, the ladies of Kappa Theta Epsilon honor Ms. Davis for her contribution to the fight for social justice, and her pivotal role in American education.
To celebrate Ms.Davis’s life and career, the Sorority is sharing some of her most famous quotes, speeches and books.
Happy birthday, Angela!
Angela Davis QUOTES:
“I’m no longer accepting the things I cannot change…I’m changing the things I cannot accept.
You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.
I think the importance of doing activist work is precisely because it allows you to give back and to consider yourself not as a single individual who may have achieved whatever but to be a part of an ongoing historical movement.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
We must always attempt to lift as we climb.
It is important not only to have the awareness and to feel impelled to become involved, it’s important that there be a forum out there to which one can relate, an organization- a movement.”
Angela Davis SPEECHES:
Angela Davis BOOKS:
Her most famous work – Women, Race, and Class