Angela Davis is more than a Communist Party leader and activist, she’s a movement. During the emergence of the Black Panther Party, a young Angela decided, “This is earth-shaking. This is change and I want to be a part of that.” And she was. During the 1960’s, Davis’ life was spent fighting for and defending forgotten groups in America and in the world. It was her arrest in 1970 as a result of her involvement in the kidnappings and murders during Jonathan Jackson’s attempt to free the imprisoned Soledad Brothers that made her a household name.
Now, over 40 years later, Angela’s story is being told for the masses, by way of a powerful documentary named, “Free Angela And All Political Prisoners.” Written and directed by Shola Lynch, “Free Angela” will show the triumphs and obvious tribulations of Angela Davis’ life. Despite her struggle for freedom, Angela’s connection to Black Power is more than just rocking an afro, donning all black and “sticking it to the man;” it’s battle, for dignity.
“Do you know what Black Power means? Black Power means dignity.”
“Free Angela” hits select AMC Theaters on April 5th and is being executive produced by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment.