University Hosts Former Most-Wanted Criminal Suspect/Communist/Black Panther for “Great Conversations” Series

Angela Davis, a retired professor, political activist and the third woman ever named to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list, will be in Grand Forks Feb. 6 as a diversity speaker selected by the UND University Program Council.

Davis will be part of UND’s “Great Conversations” program; a faculty member will interview her at 7 p.m. at Chester Fritz Auditorium. The event will be free and open to the public.

Davis, 68, a distinguished professor emerita in the History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, became a nationally recognized activist in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party with close relations to the Black Panther Party.

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