A Celebration of a Half Century of Philosophy In Honor of Albert Mosley, Professor of Philosophy, Smith College
Joy James, Ebenezer Fitch Professor of Humanities, Department of Africana Studies, Williams College
Professor James will discuss the politics and symbolism of activism in the United States between 1967-1972, the years in which Angela Davis began doctoral studies and radical organizing for social justice. James will discuss Davis’ support of the Black Panther Party and her time underground. Davis’ trial was one of the most influential trials of the 20th century, with her acquittal in 1972. That exoneration marked the close of a revolutionary era in which students, activists, and dissidents struggled against police violence, racial-capitalism, militarism, and (hetero)sexism in order to remake an imperial nation.