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The Radical Work of Healing: Fania and Assata (Angela Davis) on a New Kind of Civil Rights Activism*
“Self-care and healing and attention to the body and the spiritual dimension—all of this is now a part of radical social justice struggles.”
By Sarah van Gelder
Angela Davis and her sister Fania Davis were working for social justice before many of today’s activists were born. From their childhood in segregated Birmingham, Alabama, where their friends were victims of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, to their association with the Black Panther Party and the Communist Party, to their work countering the prison-industrial complex, their lives have centred on lifting up the rights of African Americans.
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