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Angela Davis Dismissed by UC Regents

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September 19, 1969
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UCLA philosophy professor Angela Davis was dismissed by the University of California Board of Regents for her acknowledged membership in the Communist Party. The decision was met with protests and students packed Royce Hall for her lectures during appeals. A judge later overruled the decision, but the Regents finally prevailed, firing Davis in 1970 for "inflammatory language" that she used in several speeches. (Photo courtesy UCLA Library/Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive)
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