Former Communist Leader Angela Davis to Give University’s Keynote on MLK Jr. Day
“has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice”
Any time a conservative speaks on campus it’s somehow controversial, but no one says a word when Angela Davis is going to speak somewhere.
Campus Reform reports:
Former communist leader, FBI’s Most Wanted activist set to keynote MLK Day speech
The University of New England is set to host a former leader of the Communist Party USA as the keynote speaker for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
UNE made no mention of Angela Davis’ past involvement with the Communist Party USA in the official release about the event. Davis was fired from her University of California, Los Angeles professorship after the school discovered that she was a member of the party, Central Maine reported. UNE also did not disclose her association with the Black Panther Party and the Soledad Brothers, three violent gang members who, as inmates, were accused of killing a prison guard at Soledad Prison in California.
The brothers tried to escape their trial with a juror and judge hostage but law enforcement took lethal action. The Soledad Brothers and the judge perished and police issued a warrant for the arrest of Davis, who provided firearms used in the altercation, according to Central Maine.
Davis, who ended up on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list before her capture, was ultimately found not guilty of murder and kidnapping charges, even though she had owned the weapons and wrote to one of the brothers while he was in prison, expressing her love for him and agreement with his belief in political violence, The Washington Times reported.
Instead of portraying Davis’ past actions that landed her on the FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted List, the University is instead focusing on the speaker’s work as someone who “has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice.”
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