Jesuit Gonzaga U. welcomes former Black Panther, abortion advocate Angela Davis

Jesuit Gonzaga U. welcomes former Black Panther, abortion advocate Angela Davis

From Cardinal Newman Society REPORT CARD / October 10, 2017
Matt Archbold

Gonzaga University’s website is announcing that it is “proud to present” a lecture by Angela Davis later this month.

Davis is a radical activist with past associations to the Black Panther Party and the Communist Party USA, and she has supported abortion rights and same-sex marriage.

Davis was on the FBI’s Most Wanted List after she went on the run following the kidnapping and murder of a judge in California. The judge was killed with a gun allegedly purchased by Davis. After her capture, leftists rallied to her cause and labeled her a political prisoner. She was acquitted of murder, kidnapping and conspiracy. After her release from prison, Davis traveled to the Soviet Union and received the Lenin Peace Prize in 1979.

In her book, Racism, Birth Control and Reproductive Rights, she wrote, “Birth control—individual choice, safe contraceptive methods, as well as abortions when necessary—is a fundamental prerequisite for the emancipation of women,”

Brian Cooney, English professor and director of Gonzaga’s Center for Public Humanities, said of Davis, “She is certainly one of the most important voices on behalf of justice—not just racial justice, but class justice, justice for women, justice for the LGBTQ community, and more—that we have had in America in the last half century.”

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