Essay Topic 1
Research the rest of Davis's life after the period covered in the memoir. How was she consistent with her early self? Was she ever inconsistent with herself? How did she change and grow over the course of her life? How did she remain the same?
Essay Topic 2
Why had Angela Davis studied in Europe, and why did she ultimately return to the U.S.? What factors influenced her decision to keep herself apart from political events in the U.S., and what made it possible for her to come home and participate in them?
Essay Topic 3
What is the nature of Angela Davis's book? Is it a memoir, or simply topical history that is really only relevant as long as there as interest in her trial? How does the book work as propaganda for the Civil Rights movement? Is it a morality tale? A coming of...
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