People, Nov. 24, 1975

One rich supporter rewrote his will to cancel a $1 million bequest; a school official received a hate letter addressed "Dear Communist Pimp." The reason? A black-studies director at Claremont Colleges near Los Angeles had hired Communist Angela Davis as a part-time lecturer. Said Davis, back in a classroom for the first time since U.C.L.A. fired her in 1970: "All I was interested in was teaching a nice, small, quiet seminar. I really didn't want it to become a carnival-type situation." So as soon as she got through her first class, she set off...

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