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ITEM Identifier: MC 940, Vt-314.43.

Angela Davis speech: "Empowerment 2000: Building Black Leadership for the 21st Century" at Yale University, 2nd Annual Conference on Black Solidarity, November 1-3, 1996. Digital

Scope and Contents

Includes introduction from Yale Black Student Alliance. Davis discusses the dismantling of affirmative action, immigrant bashing, sexual violence, homophobia, the historical masculinist focus in the black leadership, the Million Man March, conservatism in the black community, Clarence Thomas, the importance of historical memory, and the prison industrial complex. Includes one audience question.

Dates

  • 1937-2017
  • Majority of material found within 1968-2006

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

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.

Extent

129.25 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)

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Physical Facet

VHS.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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