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Jada Pinkett Smith may have started as an actress, but these days her list of jobs includes author, singer-songwriter, philanthropist, successful businesswoman – and, of course, wife and mother.

With husband Will Smith, she started Overbrook Entertainment, which has produced many of Smith’s films, as well as the upcoming remake of “Annie.” But Pinkett Smith’s more recent focus has been the documentary “Free Angela Davis and Other Political Prisoners,” which marks the 40th anniversary of the acquittal of the 1970s political activist who once on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.

Davis was removed from her teaching job at UCLA in 1969 because she was a member of the Communist Party. A year later, she was charged with murder and kidnapping in a shootout in front of the Marin County, Calif., courthouse, then acquitted by an all-white jury.

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