Personality: The Fugitive

Few young revolutionaries who have come to prominence have accumulated a clearer public record than Angela Davis. Yet when she was charged with murder, the record, as always, left the same tantalizing gap: Who, really, is the woman behind the known facts and the favored, middle-class girlhood?

At week's end she was still a fugitive, wanted by the FBI if unwanted as a teacher of philosophy by the University of California board of regents. The accusation of murder—supplying four guns involved in a fatal, futile breakout from a Marin County, Calif., courtroom three...

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