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Katharina Gerund

Cultural icon and figure of solidarity : Angela Davis’ media presence in West Germany in the early 1970s

Le Temps des médias n° 33, Hiver 2019, p. 56-72.

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This article examines how West German solidarity with Angela Davis figured in different media : the press, protest songs, and publications from the solidarity movement. It shows how Davis has been constructed as cultural icon and as figure of solidarity, how powerful she became as a symbol, and for which political agendas she was appropriated. The international media attention and the global solidarity movement have certainly influenced the outcome of her trial ; at the same time, her case and Angela Davis as a public figure have been utilized by different actors for their own purposes.

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