Later, she moved with a group of students into a loft in an old factory.
After visiting East Berlin during the annual May Day celebration, she felt that the East German government was dealing better with the residual effects of fascism than were the West Germans.
Marcuse, she wrote, turned out to be approachable and helpful.
Nearing completion of her degree in French, Davis realized her major interest was in philosophy instead.She chose Elisabeth Irwin High School in Greenwich Village.There she was introduced to socialism and communism, and recruited by a Communist youth group, Advance.In 1965 she graduated magna cum laude, a member of Phi Beta Kappa.In Germany, with a stipend of 0 a month, she first lived with a German family.As a result of purchasing firearms used in the 1970 armed take-over of a Marin County, California courtroom, in which four persons were killed, she was prosecuted for conspiracy. Her research interests are feminism, African-American studies, critical theory, Marxism, popular music, social consciousness, and the philosophy and history of punishment and prisons.