Several audio recordings have been made of Angela Davis's speeches, including
the one above.
to audio files
PDF of "Sweet Black Angel"lyrics
PDF of "Angela" lyrics
and low-cost editing resources
info about sampling
us to request entry materials by mail
1972, the Rolling Stones released "Sweet
Black Angel" on the album Exile on Main Street, called
homage" by one reviewer in the UK's Guardian Unlimited newspaper."Angela"
by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, was released a month later, just days after
Davis was acquitted of federal murder charges.
What do you think of these songs? They may not be that interesting to
you now, but your mission is to creatively reinterpret the sounds through
a re-mix, cut-up, cover version, or video. There are no rules except that
respond to the songs and their relationship to Angela Davis and her activism.
Please visit your local library or check out the LINKS
on this website to learn more. A panel of judges will rate entries for
an award of $100. A matching donation will
be made to the Prison Activist
Resource Center. Entries will not be used for commercial purposes.