The Bounce hopes to pay tribute to the giants and visionaries the entire month of February in celebration of Black History Month.
Each day during the month of February, 105.1 The Bounce will be honoring the triumphs and struggles of African Americans throughout U.S. history. From the arts, to civil rights, to science, and politics, The Bounce hopes to honor those that paved the way to a better future.
Angela Yvonne Davis is an American Scholar, Political Activist and Author who emerged as a prominent counterculture activist in the 1960’s.
Angela Davis is best known for her leadership of the Communist Party USA and her close association with the Black Panther Party during the Civil Rights Movement.
Born 26th January, 1944, Davis was born in Birmingham, Alabama and lived in ‘Dynamite Hill’, a neighbourhood which was notorious for racial conflict.
Angela Davis migrated to the North during an American Friends Service Committee program that placed Black students from the South in integrated schools in the North. She chose Elisabeth Irwin High School in Greenwich Village.