1. Why was Angela Davis in hiding at the beginning of the book?
Angela was wanted for the police in connection with an attack at the Marin County Courthouse, where Jonathan Jackson and two guards had been killed. Guns used in the attack had been registered to Davis.
2. Where was Angela Davis at the beginning of the book, and where was she going?
Angela Davis was staying in Echo Park, and she was going to the black neighborhood of West Adams with her friend Helen.
3. What did Angela Davis attribute her current situation to?
Angela Davis traces her situation to events that began with a cocktail fundraiser for the Students Non-violent Coordinating Committee of the Communist Party. After this party, Kendra and Franklin Alexander's apartment was raided, and the police took money and the guns that had been used in the attack at the Marin County Courthouse.
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