Raise The Flag: Four Black Gays Living The American Dream

Angela Davis

Davis was one of the most radical voices among men and women during the Civil Rights Movement. Davis was once one of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, and was tried for murder after guns she had purchased were used in a mass murder in Marin, Calif.; she was later found not guilty by an all-white jury. Over the years, Davis has made sure her stance on women’s rights and prison reform is heard, taking her platform from the streets to the schools. She has taught and lectured around the world, and continues to spread the spirit of activism. Davis came out in an OUT magazine interview in 1997.

  • It’s Cost Me A Lot, But There’s One Thing That I’ve Got…

    ***ROUND OF APPLAUSE!*** ESP ANGELA DAVIS! WERQ IT MOTHER! AND WERQ DON LEMON FOR THAT CUTE TIE TOO!

  • Brent

    Very interesting mainstream choices. I could only imagine the hard time developing this list. We don’t have many in the public eye. Hopefully things change for our future.

  • http://www.evolsicisum.com J’Terron

    I’m influenced most by the legacy and remarkable history of James Baldwin and Bayard Rustin.

  • http://www.coloredboy.net ChrisAlexander

    what exactly is the “American Dream”?? Everyone has a different definition. Just curious as to yours..

  • http://gravatar.com/edwin03 edwin03

    Add Reginald Van Lee to this list.