Angela Davis: An icon

Séquence pédagogique en trois parties, autour de la militante américaine des droits de l’homme Angela Davis : 1. Angela Davis posters (Free Angela posters; Shepard Fairey artworks) / 2. Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (Free Angela trailer; Phonetics, the nuclear stress) / 3. Negotiating the Transformations of History (Extract from Angela Davis’s The Meaning of Freedom; Grammar, the genitive)

Angela Davis posters

Angela Davis
– Free Angela posters

– Shepard Fairey artwork

Analyse d’images


Free Angela and All Political Prisoners

Angela Davis
– Free Angela trailer

– Phonetics, the nuclear stress

Vidéo et compréhension orale



Negotiating the Transformations of History

Angela Davis
– Extract from Angela Davis’s The Meaning of Freedom


Texte et compréhension écrite



Final task

Speaking task

Work in pairs. Imagine a conversation between a journalist and Angela Davis following the release of Free Angela, the documentary. The interview will focus on her legacy, her state of mind at the time of the events, her reaction to various uses made of her image.

Writing task

You are an art critic writing a paper on Shepard Fairey’s Angela David posters. Discuss the significance and relevance of her iconic status today. You could compare the Angela Davis posters with other artworks by Shepard Fairey involving other iconic figures.