‘People Get Ready’: Angela Davis delivers MLK keynote

Davis, a Civil Rights icon, spoke in front of a capacity crowd at Woolsey Hall on Thursday, Jan. 16.
Crystal Feimster and Angela Davis

MLK keynote speaker Angela Davis (right) and history and African American studies Professor Crystal Feimster, who led a public discussion with Davis about art (Photo credit: Mara Lavitt)

Art gives us visions into the future, and music makes us feel where we want to go. It is often artists or musicians who help us to feel that which we have not learned how to say. It is really art that shows us the way.”

Civil Rights icon Angela Davis addressed a capacity crowd in Woolsey Hall on Jan. 16, 2020, kicking off Yale’s weeklong commemoration of the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Following remarks entitled “People Get Ready,” Davis sat down for a public conversation about art with Yale professor Crystal Feimster.


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