She is an icon of feminist and anti-racist struggles. Angela Davis is one of those who tirelessly advocates for their beliefs. Born in 1944 in Birmingham, Alabama, in the heart of a segregated America, she dedicated her life to fighting for the liberation of blacks, the abolition of the death penalty, the reform of the American prison system and was herself incarcerated for more than a year. She responded Wednesday evening to the invitation of Barbara Hendricks during the 19th edition of the Film Festival and International Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH). A discussion moderated by Time and transcribed here.
Le Temps: When and how did you understand that you were making history?