This collection holds 1 box which chronicles Angela Davis’ academic freedom case from the viewpoint of academia, and the
Davis trial from the viewpoint of the movement to free her. The 2nd box holds press clippings from a variety of corporate
and social-movement sources.
Donald Kalish (12/4/1919-6/8/2000) was born in Chicago, Illinois. He lived much of his life in Los Angeles, California, and died there after a fruitful academic and activist career. Starting in 2001, an award was made in his name for the excellent
intellectual work of undergraduates in the UCLA Philosophy Department.Angela Davis was hired to teach courses in the UCLA Philosophy Department by then-chair Donald Kalish in the summer of 1969.
Although ostensibly a one-year appointment, based on precedent, there was every reason to believe she would be rehired for
a second year, provided her doctoral work and teaching were recognized.
2 Legal Boxes; .67 Linear Feet
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