Angela Davis

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Angela Yvonne Davis (born January 26, 1944) is an American political activist, philosopher, academic and author. She is a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Ideologically a Marxist, Davis was a longtime member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) and is a founding member of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Angela Davis has received more than 5,758,566 page views. Her biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Angela Davis is the 82nd most popular social activist (down from 64th in 2019), the 874th most popular biography from United States (down from 669th in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Social Activist.

Angela Davis is most famous for her involvement in the Black Panther Party and the Communist Party, her activism, and her release from prison.

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Among social activists, Angela Davis ranks 82 out of 544Before her are Aleksandr Ulyanov, Sakamoto Ryōma, Jane Addams, Susan B. Anthony, Thomas Cranmer, and Yun Chi-ho. After her are Kasturba Gandhi, Zhang Jue, Liu Xiaobo, Beatrice Cenci, Augusto César Sandino, and Syed Ahmad Khan.

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Among people born in 1944, Angela Davis ranks 47Before her are Helmut Berger, Nick Mason, Sylvie Vartan, Rajiv Gandhi, Jane Hawking, and Gennady Zyuganov. After her are Yoweri Museveni, Nebahat Çehre, Abdul Hamid, Bora Milutinović, Luigi Riva, and Jean-Pierre Léaud.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Angela Davis ranks 874 out of 15,968Before her are Anne Rice (1941), Ferid Murad (1936), Willard Libby (1908), John Sherman (1823), Jamie Lee Curtis (1958), and Jim Lovell (1928). After her are Ron Perlman (1950), Charles H. Townes (1915), Sheldon Lee Glashow (1932), Jon Bon Jovi (1962), John J. Pershing (1860), and Woody Harrelson (1961).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Angela Davis ranks 10Before her are Helen Keller (1880), Rosa Parks (1913), Jimmy Hoffa (1913), Emily Greene Balch (1867), Jane Addams (1860), and Susan B. Anthony (1820). After her are Bugsy Siegel (1906), John Brown (1800), Marsha P. Johnson (1945), Frederick Douglass (1818), Betty Ford (1918), and Edward Snowden (1983).