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
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.
Angela Davis speech: Black Women Writers and the "High Art" of Afro-American Letters Conference, University of California San Diego, May 15, 1998. Digital
Davis discusses black women writers, reimagining slavery, mass incarceration, black women writers and welfare rights, and Mary Church Terrell. Also includes conference poetry and musical performance .