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  1. Free Angela Davis, and all political prisoners! : a transnational campaign for liberation

    Aptheker, Bettina
    Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014

    In August 1970 California issued a warrant for the arrest of political activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis and the FBI placed her on its Ten Most Wanted list. The police search and her arrest in New York City in October 1970 garnered national media attention and marked the beginning of a nearly two-year national and international campaign to free Angela Davis. This archive brings together personal letters, public statements and other documents that highlight key aspects of Angela Davis's case and the organizing campaign to secure her freedom. It illuminates the campaign's transnational reach and the ways Davis's case inspired individuals as well as an emerging movement that critically linked U.S. racism and its prison system

    Online Women and Social Movements, International

  2. Free Angela Davis, and all political prisoners! : a transnational campaign for liberation

    Aptheker, Bettina
    Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014

    In August 1970 California issued a warrant for the arrest of political activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis and the FBI placed her on its Ten Most Wanted list. The police search and her arrest in New York City in October 1970 garnered national media attention and marked the beginning of a nearly two-year national and international campaign to free Angela Davis. This archive brings together personal letters, public statements and other documents that highlight key aspects of Angela Davis's case and the organizing campaign to secure her freedom. It illuminates the campaign's transnational reach and the ways Davis's case inspired individuals as well as an emerging movement that critically linked U.S. racism and its prison system

    Online Women and Social Movements in the United States,1600-2000

  3. Intimate politics : how I grew up Red, fought for free speech, and became a feminist rebel

    Aptheker, Bettina
    Emeryville, CA : Seal Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2006.

    "At eight years old, Bettina F. Aptheker watched her family's politics play out in living rooms across the country when her father, historian and U.S. Communist Party leader Herbert Aptheker, testified on television in the McCarthy Hearings in 1953. Born into one of the most influential Communist families in America, whose friends included W. E. B. Du Bois, Paul Robeson, and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Bettina Aptheker witnessed firsthand one of the most dramatic upheavals in American history. She also lived with terrible secrets: childhood sexual abuse and a frightening and lonely life lived inside a home wrought with family tensions."."A gripping and beautifully rendered memoir, Intimate Politics is, at its core, the story of one woman's struggle to still the demons of her personal world, to break the silence of family secrets, and to speak her truth, no matter what the cost."--BOOK JACKET.At eight years old, Bettina Aptheker watched her family's politics play out in countless living rooms across the country when her father, historian and U.S. Communist Party leader Herbert Aptheker, testified on television in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1953. Born into one of the most influential U.S. Communist families whose friends included W. E. B. Du Bois, Paul Robeson, and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Bettina lived her parents' politics witnessing first-hand one of the most dramatic upheavals in American history. She also lived with a terrible secret: incest at the hands of her famous father and a frightening and lonely life lived inside a home wrought with family tensions.

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