Angela Davis speech: "Are Prisons Obsolete?" at First Congregational Church of Oakland, Part I, July 26, 2003. Digital
Scope and Contents
Speech by Angela Davis at First Congregational Church of Oakland in California. Event sponsored by KPFA Free Speech Radio, Global Exchange, and Seven Stories press. Davis discusses the "Cuban Five" and political prisoners, the Iraq War, prison reform, prison abolition, the death penalty, the innocence movement, and restorative justice.
- Majority of material found within 1968-2006
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Access. Collection is open for research. Folders #6.6, 15.6, 18.7, 57.6 and 57.7 are closed until 2046, as specified in the agreement between Angela Y. Davis and the Schlesinger Library.
An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.
Extent129.25 linear feet ((195 + 1/2 file boxes, 5 folio boxes, 14 folio+ boxes, 8 oversize boxes, 3 supersize boxes) plus 3 supersize folders, 120 photograph folders, 16 folio photograph folders, 10 folio+ photograph folders, 642 slides, 147 audiotapes, 65 videotapes, 12 CDs, 38 DVDs, 2 motion pictures, 5 phonograph records)
7.92 Megabytes (1 file)
Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
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