Angela, by Elizabeth Leigh-Taylor, 1970

Elizabeth Leigh-Taylor Angela, 1970

Medium: Charcoal on paper
Dimensions: 38 1/4 x 37 in. (97.2 x 94 cm)
Credit Line: Private collection. Photo by Ed Glendinning

Angela is a charcoal drawing of the Black Panther Party member Angela Davis, who was arrested and imprisoned in 1970 on charges relating to the kidnapping of a judge from a Marin County, California, courthouse and his subsequent killing. Davis's case became a focal point of activism for many around the world, including Gallery 32 and its proprietor, Suzanne Jackson.

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"Angela." Now Dig This! Art in Black Los Angeles, 1960–1980 Digital Archive. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, 2016.