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This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading.

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a bail demand was something which could appeal to anyone

This realization brought to mind the many heated arguments we had had around the bail movement — arguments which usually found me alone on one side and Fania, Kendra, Franklin and the other Committee leaders on the other. It had been about a year since the bail campaign was launched. I had profou...

—p.335 Walls (281) by Angela Y. Davis
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George's death would be like a lodestone

George was dead, and the deeply personal pain I felt would have strangled me had I not turned it into a proper and properly placed rage. I could not dwell on my own loss. Any individual gnashing of teeth would bring me to my knees. Personal sadness in that still gray cell under the hateful eyes o...

—p.319 Walls (281) by Angela Y. Davis
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the will of all of us behind bars

George was a symbol of the will of all of us behind bars, and of that strength which oppressed people always seem to be able to pull together. Even when we think the enemy has stripped us of everything, left us bereft even of our souls. The strength that comes out of an almost biological need to ...

—p.317 Walls (281) by Angela Y. Davis
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abeyance

So long as the situation regarding removal was in abeyance, we had not been able to proceed with many of our pretrial motions

—p.312 Walls (281) by Angela Y. Davis
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what is a Black man to do

Having read about my fight for my job at UCLA, he felt that I could assist him in constructing his defense. He wanted to call me to the stand as an expert on the socioeconomic function of racism. I would testify about such things as the incidence of unemployment in our communities; that most of t...

—p.248 Flames (147) by Angela Y. Davis
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the job of cutting cane had become qualitatively different

One day I remarked to a Cuban how I admired his skill in cutting cane — it was almost like an art, the way he did it. He thanked me for the compliment, but quickly added that his skill was a skill that needed to become obsolete. Cane-cutting was inhuman toil, he said. Before the revolution thousa...

—p.208 Flames (147) by Angela Y. Davis
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a far more elemental level than any professor of social science

If I still retained any of the elitism which almost inevitably insinuates itself into the minds of college students, I lost it all in the course of the Panther political education sessions. When we read Lenin's State and Revolution, there were sisters and brothers in the class whose public school...

—p.192 Flames (147) by Angela Y. Davis
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a far more elemental level than any professor of social science

If I still retained any of the elitism which almost inevitably insinuates itself into the minds of college students, I lost it all in the course of the Panther political education sessions. When we read Lenin's State and Revolution, there were sisters and brothers in the class whose public school...

—p.192 Flames (147) by Angela Y. Davis
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I wanted an anchor, a base, a mooring

From this point forward I tried to acquire the information I needed in order to decide whether I wanted to become a member of the Communist Party. At this stage in my life and my political evolution — even more than during the San Diego days — I needed to become a part of a serious revolutionary ...

—p.187 Flames (147) by Angela Y. Davis
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dappled

It was November of 1967, and my exhilaration was as bright and intense as the colors that dappled the room.

—p.158 Flames (147) by Angela Y. Davis
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the struggle was a life-nerve

Adorno had readily agreed to direct my work on a doctoral dissertation. But now I felt it would be impossible for me to stay in Germany any longer. Two years was enough. I arranged for an appointment with Adorno at the Institute and explained to him that I had to go home. In my correspondence wit...

—p.145 Waters (115) by Angela Y. Davis
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what I really wanted to study was philosophy

Although I was on the verge of receiving a degree in French Literature, what I really wanted to study was philosophy. I was interested in Marx, his predecessors and his successors. Over the last years, whenever I could find the time, I read philosophy on the side. I didn't really know what I was ...

—p.133 Waters (115) by Angela Y. Davis
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didn't think they were worth becoming equal to

During that first semester, I didn't study very much. I told myself that the courses I was compelled to take were irrelevant anyway. I stayed out of the social life of the school, or would wander into a formal dance in the blue jeans I wore all the time — just for the sake of making a point. I ca...

—p.118 Waters (115) by Angela Y. Davis
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hit me like a bolt of lightning

The Communist Manifesto hit me like a bolt of lightning. I read it avidly, finding in it answers to many of the seemingly unanswerable dilemmas which had plagued me. I read it over and over again, not completely understanding every passage or every idea, but enthralled nevertheless by the possibi...

—p.109 Rocks (75) by Angela Y. Davis
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hit me like a bolt of lightning

The Communist Manifesto hit me like a bolt of lightning. I read it avidly, finding in it answers to many of the seemingly unanswerable dilemmas which had plagued me. I read it over and over again, not completely understanding every passage or every idea, but enthralled nevertheless by the possibi...

—p.109 Rocks (75) by Angela Y. Davis
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using ourselves as whipping posts

It hurt to see us folding in on ourselves, using ourselves as whipping posts because we did not yet know how to struggle against the real cause of our misery.

—p.95 Rocks (75) by Angela Y. Davis
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Booker T. Washington syndrome

This Booker T. Washington syndrome permeated every aspect of the education I received in Birmingham. Work hard and you will be rewarded. A corollary of this principle was that the road would be harder and rockier for Black people than for their white counterparts. Our teachers warned us that we w...

—p.92 Rocks (75) by Angela Y. Davis
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a rolling bail fund
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a rolling bail fund
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what does 'imperialism' mean

One evening, after lock-up, a loud question broke the silence. It came from a sister who was reading a book I had lent her.

"Angela, what does 'imperialism' mean?"

I called out, "The ruling class of one country conquers the people of another in order to rob them of their land, their resourc...

—p.62 Nets (1) by Angela Y. Davis
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these officers were prisoners themselves

They all explained that they had been driven by necessity to apply for this kind of job. Apparently it was one of the highest-paying jobs in New York that did not require a college education. In a way, these officers were prisoners themselves, and some of them were keenly aware that they were tre...

—p.43 Nets (1) by Angela Y. Davis
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the day that kept clinging to its edges inspo/misc

I told Helen that we would leave as soon as it got dark. But night would not shake off the day that kept clinging to its edges. We waited. Silently. Hidden behind drawn curtains, we listened to the street noises coming through the slightly opened balcony window. Each time a car slowed down or sto...

—p.4 Nets (1) by Angela Y. Davis
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