3) In paragraph 2, the slang phrase 'The Man' refers to:
- a central power or administration that controls people and oppresses minorities
- the President of the United States
- a white supremacy group
4) What has replaced this 'mythical Man' activist struggled against in the 1960's?
Part 2 (paragraph 3)
1) Choose one of the activists mentioned by Angela Davis (Diane Nash, Huey Newton, Fidel Castro, Nelson Mandela, Amilcar Cabral, Jacqueline Creft, Maurice Bishop). Use the internet to find out about what he/she stood for and at what age he/she became a national figure.
2) True or false (justify by quoting from the text).
a) Radical black movements must rely on experienced leaders
b) Martin Luther King was involved in the Montgomery bus boycott
c) Ronald Reagan did not want Angela Davis to teach because she was a communist
3) Can modern social movements be based exclusively on race questions? What other issues are related to racial discrimination according to Angela Davis?
Part (paragraphs 4&5)
1) Explain in your own words the meaning of these two metaphorical expressions from paragraph four: "to be etched in stone" and "to ricochet against."
2) Name three contradictions that characterise older leaders of the black movements according to Angela Davis.
3) What does Angela Davis try to prove by drawing a parallel between Northern Ireland and the American Civil Rights movement?