On Tue 23rd April 2019, Decolonise Sociology hosted an historic meeting between novelist and poet Jackie Kay and civil rights activist Angela Davis at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Read more and watch the event here.
Poet’s Corner with Jackie Kay
In this short clip, Jackie Kay describes growing up in Scotland, her poetry and her parents, against stunning Scottish scenery. Watch on Youtube.
James Baldwin’s letter to Angela Davis
Jackie Kay on Growing Up Black and LGBTQ in a White Family
Watch Jackie Kay tell an emotive story about her 12-year-old self writing her first ever novel, 'One Person, Two Names' on Youtube.
Angela Davis in Conversation with Imani Perry
On February 19, 2019, Angela Davis spoke with Imani Perry in her hometown of Birmingham Alabama about the roots of her activism. You can watch and read a transcript of the conversation here.
Free Angela Davis, and all political prisoners
On August 18, 1970, the Federal Bureau of Investigation placed 25-year-old Angela Yvonne Davis on its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. You can browse an interactive storyboard of the events surrounding Angela Davis' imprisonment and calls for her release here.
“A poem is a little moment of belief” – Jackie Kay
Jackie Kay is the Scottish Poet Laureate and an award-winning writer of fiction, poetry and plays. You can hear her poem "35" on the Poetry Archive.
Angela Davis in conversation with Toni Morrison
On February 2, 2016, Angela Davis and Toni Morrison came together to discuss Frederick Douglas, Libraries, Literacy and Liberation. You can listen to the podcast here.
Angela Davis’ Women’s March Speech
On 21st July 2017, Angela Davis addressed the Women's March in the US with a powerful message: "this country's history cannot be deleted". You can read the speech in full here.
Jackie Kay Lannan Readings
You can watch Jackie Kay's reading at the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice on Vimeo here.
Angela Davis Youtube Playlist
View a playlist of videos of Angela Davis on Youtube here.
Angela Davis: Extremism in Defence of Liberty is no Vice
At the Oxford Union, Angela Davis speaks in favour the same motion addressed by Malcolm X on Dec 3, 1964. Watch on Youtube here.