Angela Davis was born on January 26, 1944 in Alabama, USA. She is a political activist and author. She was involved with the Communist Party USA until 1991 and Black Panther Party.
Here is the collection of best Angela Davis quotes and sayings.

“Radical simply means “grasping things at the root.”
Angela Y. Davis

“The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what’s that? The freedom to starve?”
Angela Y. Davis

Angela Davis Quotes
“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.”
Angela Y. Davis

“[Prison] relieves us of the responsibility of seriously engaging with the problems of our society, especially those produced by racism and, increasingly, global capitalism.”
Angela Y. Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete?

Angela Davis Quotes
“We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.”
Angela Davis Quotes

“If they come for me in the morning, they will come for you in the night.”
Angela Y. Davis

Angela Davis Quotes
“When Obama was elected president, a prisoner said “one black man in the White House doesn’t make up for one million black men in the Big House.”
Angela Davis Quotes

“Sometimes we have to do the work even though we don’t yet see a glimmer on the horizon that it’s actually going to be possible.”
Angela Y. Davis

Angela Davis Quotes
“We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.”
Angela Y. Davis

“You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.”
Angela Y. Davis

“It is essential to resist the depiction of history as the work of heroic individuals in order for people today to recognize their potential agency as a part of an ever-expanding community of struggle.”
Angela Y. Davis, Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

Angela Davis Quote
“Pregressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensity social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation.”
Angela Davis Quotes

“I try never to take myself for granted as somebody who should be out there speaking. Rather, I’m doing it only because I feel there’s something important that needs to be conveyed.”
Angela Y. Davis

Angela Davis Quote
“In many ways you can say that the prison serves as an institution that consolidates the state’s inability and refusal to address the most pressing social problems of this era.”
Angela Y. Davis, Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

“If we do not know how to meaningfully talk about racism, our actions will move in misleading directions.”
Angela Y. Davis, Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

“This is central to the development of feminist abolitionist theories and practices: we have to learn how to think and act and struggle against that which is ideologically constituted as “normal”.”
Angela Y. Davis, Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

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“Prisons do not disappear social problems, they disappear human beings. Homelessness, unemployment, drug addiction, mental illness, and illiteracy are only a few of the problems that disappear from public view when the human beings contending with them are relegated to cages.”
Angela Davis Quotes

“It is in collectivities that we find reservoirs of hope and optimism.”
Angela Y. Davis, Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

Angela Davis Quote
“But there’s a message there for everyone and it is that people can unite, that democracy from below can challenge oligarchy, that imprisoned migrants can be freed, that fascism can be overcome, and that equality is emancipatory.”
Angela Y. Davis, Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

“I don’t think we have any alternative other than remaining optimistic. Optimism is an absolute necessity, even if it’s only optimism of the will, as Gramsci said, and pessimism of the intellect.”
Angela Y. Davis, Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

“The struggle for an abolitionist democracy is aspiring to create the institutions that will truly allow for a democratic society.”
Angela Davis Quotes, Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

Angela Davis Quote
“I feel that if we don’t take seriously the ways in which racism is embedded in structures of institutions, if we assume that there must be an identifiable racist who is the perpetrator, then we won’t ever succeed in eradicating racism.”
Angela Y. Davis, Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

“If Black people had simply accepted a status of economic and political inferiority, the mob murders would probably have subsided. But because vast numbers of ex-slaves refused to discard their dreams of progress, more than ten thousand lynchings occurred during the three decades following the war.”
Angela Y. Davis, Women, Race, & Class

Angela Davis Quote
“Anyway I don’t think we can rely on governments, regardless of who is in power, to do the work that only mass movements can do.”
Angela Y. Davis, Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

“In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.”
Angela Davis Quotes

“I would say that as our struggles mature, they produce new ideas, new issues, and new terrains on which we engage in the quest for freedom. Like Nelson Mandela, we must be willing to embrace the long walk toward freedom.”
Angela Y. Davis, Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

Angela Davis Quote
“Whenever you conceptualize social justice struggles, you will always defeat your own purposes if you cannot imagine the people around whom you are struggling as equal partners.”
Angela Y. Davis, Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

“It is essential to resist the depiction of history as the work of heroic individuals in order for people today to recognize their potential agency as a part of an ever-expanding community of struggle.”
Angela Y. Davis, Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

“The lawbreaker is thus no longer an evil-minded man or woman, but simply a debtor, a liable person whose duty is to take responsibility for his or her acts, and to assume the duty of repair.”
Angela Y. Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete?

Angela Davis Quote
“Feminism insists on methods of thought and action that urge us to think about things together that appear to be separate, and to disaggregate things that appear to naturally belong together.”
Angela Y. Davis, Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

“We must begin to create a revolutionary, multiracial women’s movement that seriously addresses the main issues affecting poor and working-class women.”
Angela Y. Davis, Women, Culture & Politics

Angela Davis Quote
“Communities are always political projects, political projects that can never solely rely on identity.”
Angela Y. Davis, Abolition Democracy: Beyond Empire, Prisons, and Torture

“What this country needs is more unemployed politicians.”
Angela Y. Davis

“Deviant men have been constructed as criminal, while deviant women have been constructed as insane.”
Angela Y. Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete?

Angela Davis Quote
“Our histories never unfold in isolation. We cannot truly tell what we consider to be our own histories without knowing the other stories. And often we discover that those other stories are actually our own stories.”
Angela Y. Davis, Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

“We wear the global sweat of women and girls on our bodies”.
Angela Y. Davis

Angela Davis Quote
“Judged by the evolving nineteenth-century ideology of femininity, which emphasized women’s roles as nurturing mothers and gentle companions and housekeepers for their husbands, Black women were practically anomalies.”
Angela Y. Davis, Women, Race, & Class

“We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.”
Angela Davis Quotes

“What this country needs is more unemployed politicians.”
Angela Y. Davis

“This movement was something so extraordinary, not only because it saved my life—and that was a major accomplishment—but also because it demonstrated that change was possible as a result of organized, mass pressure.”
Angela Y. Davis, Abolition Democracy: Beyond Empire, Prisons, and Torture

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