Birth Name: Angela Yvonne Davis
Place of Birth: Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 26, 1944
Angela Davis is an American political activist, academic scholar, and author. She was a prominent counterculture activist in the 1960s, as a leader of the Communist Party USA.
She was prosecuted for conspiracy in the 1970 armed take-over of a Marin County, California, courtroom, in which four persons were killed. She was acquitted in a federal trial.
Angela is the daughter of Sallye and Frank Davis. Her brother, Ben Davis, played professional football.
Angela’s paternal grandparents were named Ed Davis and Mollie Spencer.
Angela’s maternal grandparents were named John Bell and Alice Johnson.