Angela Yvonne Davis (born January 26, 1944) is an American political activist, academic, and author. Her books:

The first song released in favor of Davis was “Angela” (1971), written by Italian singer-songwriter and musician Virgilio Savona with his group (Quartetto Cetra). He received some anonymous threats.[37]
The Rolling Stones song “Sweet Black Angel,” recorded in 1970 and released on their album Exile on Main Street (1972), is dedicated to Davis. It is one of the band’s few overtly political releases.[38]
Bob Dylan’s song “George Jackson” (1971) is concerned with the events of the case.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono recorded their song “Angela” on their album Some Time in New York City (1972) in support, and a small photo of her appears on the album’s cover at the bottom-left.
The jazz musician Todd Cochran, also known as Bayete, recorded his song “Free Angela (Thoughts…and all I’ve got to say)” that same year.
Tribe Records co-founder Phil Ranelin released a song dedicated to Davis, titled “Angela’s Dilemma,” on Message From The Tribe (1972), a spiritual jazz collectible.

In Renato Guttuso’s painting, The Funerals of Togliatti (1972), Davis is depicted, among other figures of communism; she’s in the left framework, near the author’s self-portrait, Elio Vittorini, and Jean-Paul Sartre.

In the movie Network (1976), it appears that Marlene Warfield’s character Laureen Hobbs is modeled after Angela Davis.