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The Liberation Of Our People: Angela Davis 1969/2008

May 1, 2016
12:00pm  -  1:30pm
History Gallery Theater, Gallery of California History — Level 2

The Liberation of Our People: Angela Davis 1969/2008 documents a reenactment of a speech given by Angela Davis at DeFremery Park in West Oakland in 1969. In this speech, Davis made the case for a united movement linking imperialism abroad with domestic oppression. She called for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam, the release of domestic political prisoners, and the defeat and humiliation of the US Government. In the reenactment, which took place in DeFremery Park in 2008 and was presented by the OMCA and Creative Time, actress Sheilagh Brooks delivered the speech to an audience that included members of the local community, Bay Area artists and activists, and passers-by.

2016 — Oakland  POWER