Missouri Theatre, 203 S. Ninth St.
Join the University of Missouri in a 2017 celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with featured speaker Angela Davis, who will be speaking from her deep involvement in our nation’s quest for social justice. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere - has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial and gender justice. The author of many books, her most recent book is The Struggle for Justice: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement.
Davis is known internationally for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the U.S. and abroad. Over the years she has been active as a student, teacher, writer, scholar, and activist/organizer. She is a living witness to the historical struggles of the contemporary era. During the last twenty-five years, Professor Davis has lectured in all of the fifty United States, as well as in Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and the former Soviet Union. Her articles and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, and she is the author of nine books, including Angela Davis: An Autobiography; Women, Race, and Class; Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday; The Angela Y. Davis Reader; Are Prisons Obsolete?; a new edition of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass; and The Meaning of Freedom.