Angela Davis
Fri, Dec 2, 2022
An Evening with Angela Y. Davis
Talks | Literary

In conversation with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Co-presented by BAM and Greenlight Bookstore
In association with Haymarket Books
With collaboration from The New York Review of Books

Part of Unbound

Join Angela Y. Davis for an intimate conversation focused on the new edition of her classic memoir—now featuring a major new introduction. A political activist at the cutting edge of the Black Liberation, feminist, queer, and prison abolitionist movements, Davis gives a powerful and commanding account of her early years in struggle in An Autobiography. First published and edited by Toni Morrison in 1974, it describes her journey from a childhood in Birmingham, Alabama, to one of the most significant political trials of the century, to her work for abolitionist feminism today.

Davis will be in conversation with award-winning scholar and public intellectual Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.

Tue Nov 01
BAM Members & Patrons
Thu Nov 03
General Public

BAM Strong

Standby line

Standby tickets can be purchased at the box office before the start of the show, if tickets become available.


$15 event only; $40 with signed hardcover copy of An Autobiography

All performances will adhere to protocols developed in accordance with New York State regulations and in consultation with medical professionals for the safety of our artists, audiences, and staff.


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Friday December 02, 2022
Performances no longer available.

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Jerome L. Greene Foundation

Angela Davis
Angela Y. Davis
Angela Y. Davis is Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies at UC Santa Cruz. An activist, writer, and lecturer, her work focuses on prisons, police, abolition, and the related intersections of race, gender, and class. She is the author of many books, from Angela Davis: An Autobiography to Freedom Is a Constant Struggle. She recently coauthored Abolition. Feminism. Now. with Gina Dent, Erica R. Meiners, and Beth E. Richie.
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is an award-winning scholar and public intellectual whose scholarship examines racism and public policy, inequality, Black politics, radical politics and social movements in the United States, both in historical and contemporary contexts. She is the author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation and Race for Profit, and editor of How We Get Free. She was named a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and MacArthur Foundation Fellow in 2021.
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